During the D23 Expo, fans were given the first look at Disney’s new live-action Snow White remake.
Based on the 1937 Walt Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the story is one of the most iconic features made by the studio. The sneak peek stars Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot who will play Snow White and the Evil Queen respectively. Tony winner Andrew Burnap is also set to play the male lead character Jonathan.
According to Rachel Zegler, it’s an honor to bring the classic film back to life for the modern age.
Rachel Zegler talks about the fan reaction to #SnowWhite clip, Stephen Sondheim’s influence on her, being a huge fan of Disney, and teases a little bit about ‘Hunger Games’ prequel ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ at #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/MA1Suwov9T
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 10, 2022
Gal Gadot on the other hand said the character is “very different than what I had done before. I am used to playing the other end of where the heart should be.”
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) September 10, 2022
The new live-action will also feature original songs from Oscar-winning Ben Pasek and Justin Paul. The screenplay adaptation is by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson. The production already started last spring and is produced by Oscar nominee Marc Platt.
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The film is set to be released in 2024.