Rachel Zegler has been cast to play Snow White in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the film.
Marc Webb will direct the movie. Marc Platt is producing.
Zegler will make her public acting debut as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s new retelling of West Side Story which releases in December. She will also star in D.C.’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods sequel.
Webb said the following about Zegler’s casting, “Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gifts. Her strength, intelligence and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale.”
Insiders say the live-action film will expand upon the story and music from the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs animated movie which was released in 1937. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen) will write new songs for the movie.
Production on Disney’s live-action Snow White film is expected to start in 2022.