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Report: Greta Gerwig Eyed to Helm Netflix’s Chronicles of Narnia Films

According to What’s On Netflix (via The Playlist), Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig has reportedly entered negotiations to helm the newest live-action film adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia for Netflix. This potential new update regarding the project would be the first one in a long while, as Netflix officially announced its multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company back in 2018.

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Should the report be proven true, this would be the first time that the Lady Bird director would be tackling a franchise as big as The Chronicles of Narnia. Gerwig recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Barbie movie and will next be seen in Netflix’s black comedy film White Noise.

Under the terms of a multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company, Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for features. In total, the Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 47 languages worldwide. The deal marks the first time that rights to all seven books of the Narnia series have been held by the same company.

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At the box office, the Narnia franchise has taken in nearly $1.6 billion worldwide with three feature films: 2005’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, 2008’s Prince Caspian, and 2010’s The Voyager of the Dawn Treader.

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