Today, over at Whats-on-Netflix, our friend Kasey Moore revealed Netflix is eyeing Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig to direct the first two Chronicles of Narnia films. She is best known for directing fantastic and Oscar-caliber female-centric films like Lady Bird and Little Women. As well as an upcoming live-action Barbie film with Margot Robbie. Not much has happened with the Narnia franchise since the streaming service bought the rights to the C.S. Lewis books back in 2018.
In 2019, Pixar’s Matthew Alrich (Coco) was brought over to help be the “creative architect” of the film series, but since then, it’s been radio silence. At one point, the streaming service wanted to look in-house at British actress Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Enola Holmes) for a possible role. While she could have been wanted as the star Lucy Pevensie at one point, given her age now, she certainly could be her older sister Susan. It’s unknown which two books Gerwig will direct as they may be filmed out of order.
The Chronicles of Narnia has no set release date