Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) is in final negotions to star in Disney’s “Order of Seven”. The film was originally conceived as a Kung Fu retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but has recently moved away from that concept.
According to Variety, Ronan would play Olivia Sinclair who is a British expat living in 19th century Hong Kong who seeks protection from a group of former warriors turned outlaws. Once an evil empress returns, Sinclair helps the warriors find themselves and reclaim their destinies. Disney studio executives are currently in talks with well-known action stars in Russia, China, and Japan to both find a global group of heroes and boost international interest.
I think the move away from the Snow White was a good plan considering there are two films coming out this year that are based on the classic tale, “Mirror, Mirror” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Ronan has also proved that she can hold her own in an action based movie with her performance in “Hanna”.
We will bring you more details as this project develops.