Rachel Zegler is becoming a Disney princess. The up and coming actress has been tapped to play Snow White in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic animated feature. Marc Webb will direct, with Marc Platt producing with production expected to start in 2022.
“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,” Webb said.
Based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs animation released in 1938 as Disney’s inaugural feature film. The live action will expand on the original story and have original music by the iconic duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who have created the music behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen.
Zegler is making her feature film debut as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s retelling of West Side Story this December. The actress audition during an open call and beat out more than 30,000 hopefuls. She will also be appearing in D.C.’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Zegler is repped by ICM Partners.
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