Rachel Zegler, who will play Maria in the remake of the musical West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg, will star in the new live-action license plate Disney. The young actress will play the role of “the fairest of them all”: snow-white.
Now that the live-action de The little MermaidThe pre-production of the new live-action Snow White, the remake of the first Disney animated feature film released for the first time in 1938, also starts.
Live-action Disney: Rachel Zegler will be Snow White!
Rachel Zegler, 20, will first appear on the big screen as Maria in the remake of West Side Story by Steven Spielberg (in the pipeline for some time, but which will be released late due to the pandemic). The voice, the stage presence and the talent of the actress have impressed all the insiders and not only, so much so that Rachel has already been cast not only for the role of Snow White but also for the sequel to Shazam!
Marc Webb will be the director of this new live-action and the songs will be written by Benj Pasek is Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman; Dear Evan Hansen). The director was enthusiastic about the choice of Rachel Zegler as the protagonist, stating:
Rachel’s extraordinary vocal skills are just the beginning of her gifts. His strength, intelligence and optimism will become integral parts of the rediscovery of joy in this classic Disney fairy tale.
Snow White is an iconic feature film for the history of animation, a cartoon that has remained in the hearts of many and which, when it came out, made the Disney production company a success. Insiders say this new film will expand the story and music of the original feature film.
The choice of Rachel Zegler as Snow White confirms once again the direction taken by Disney for the character diversification, a decision that was immediately the target of some criticism. Indeed, Rachel Zegler has a Polish father and a Colombian mother, and for some her choice seems too exotic to represent the young princess with red lips and snow-white skin on the big screen.
We will keep you updated on the developments of this new live-action!