Greta Gerwig has attached herself to directing the film 'Narnia'.

Greta Gerwig has attached herself to directing the film ‘Narnia’.

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From Barbie TO Narnia.

Greta Gerwig, which will be in theaters soon with Warner Bros.’ much awaited Barbie film, is attached to direct a film version of The Chronicles of Narnia books for Netflix, sources said The Hollywood Reporter.

While no official announcement has been made, it has long been rumored that Gerwig, who worked with the streamer on the Noah Baumbach-directed film White noisewould face a Narnia movie. In a story about Mattel’s continuing Hollywood ambitions, the New Yorker reported that Gerwig has a deal to direct two films from auteur CS Lewis Narnia franchise.

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Netflix did not respond to requests for comment.

In 2018, Netflix announced that it had acquired the film and television rights to The Chronicles of Narnia book series. Ted Sarandos said then. “The families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we are thrilled to be their home for years to come.” But since that 2018 acquisition, the streamer has yet to announce any projects based on the beloved book series.

Netflix has spoken at length about the franchise’s ambitions and has raised IP to support those efforts, including the acquisition of Roald Dahl Story Company. The streamer has released a film musical adaptation of Dahl’s Matilda while Wes Anderson recently completed an adaptation by the author The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

As for Gerwig, Narnia continues a trajectory towards making films with bigger budgets and a penchant for adaptation. After his directorial breakthrough with Lady Birdwhich garnered five Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Screenplay, Gerwig tackled Louisa May Alcott’s film Little Women for Sony before jumping on the Margot Robbie front Barbie.

Barbie is currently looking for an impressive bow at the North American box office in the $80 million range.

Before Netflix acquired the rights, Disney made adaptations of the novels The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Prince Caspian (2008). Fox released The voyage of the sailing ship In 2010