While Hollywood considers at least three different takes on “Snow White” at the moment, filmmaker Jacco Groen is developing a quite different film with the same name.
Dutch star Johanna Ter Steege (“The Vanishing”) has joined the cast of Groen’s “Snow White” which explores the dark underbelly of child prostitution in the Philippine capital Manila and is based on a true story says The Hollywood Reporter.
Philippine actress Sandy Talag plays a child prostitute who, having reached the end of her possibilities, attempts suicide as a desperate way out of her terrible life. Steege will play Gloria, an aid worker.
Despite financing not being finalised, production on the $2 million film from Spring Films and F&ME is scheduled to kick off in April.