September 17, 2008 / 9:14 AM / 9 years ago

Fox TV tackles contemporary "Snow White"

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Heigh-ho! Fox Broadcasting is developing a contemporary take on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Tentatively titled "Georgia and the Seven Associates," the hourlong comedy-drama is tonally described as "The Devil Wears Prada" meets "Taxi" set in Los Angeles' legal circles.

It centers on Georgia Burnett, a young lawyer who is banished from a top law firm run by her stepmother and forced to team up with seven quirky lawyers at a storefront legal office.

"It is 'L.A. Law' vs. the little engine that could," said producer Chris Brancato, who is writing the script with David Weissman and David Diamond.

The associates at the firm will have the personalities of the Seven Dwarfs. For instance, Doc is an ambulance chaser who carries neck braces in his trunk, and Sleepy is a bike messenger who parties at night and naps in the office.

Some of the legal cases will be modernized fairy tales, like one about three people whose homes were taken away by Wolf Corp.

However, "the tone we are looking to do is grounded, and the humor comes out of the characters," Brancato said.

Fox has committed to a pilot, which is being produced by Disney-owned ABC Studios.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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