Disney is currently said to have been filming their live-action remake of the “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” making the audiences see the West Side Story star “Rachel Zegler” as the lead princess. While the production has faced some unexpected turns and challenges, it sounds like things are now back on track. Last year, it was revealed that the Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot would be taking on the role of the Evil Queen, and the actor just announced that she had wrapped the filming.
When the movie had first been announced, Disney’s president of production “Sean Bailey” spoke to the Vulture about the decision to revive “Snow White.”
“We were given an incredibly big opportunity to discover what we wanted to be as in a live-action team. We were also given a lot of latitudes to think about what that was bout,” Bailey said. “We had thought if Iron Man and Thor and Captain America can be Marvel superheroes, then maybe Alice, Cinderella, Mowgli, and Belle are the Disney superheroes, and Cruella and Maleficent are the supervillains. Maybe if there was a way to reconnect with the affinity for what those characters meant to the people in a way that gets the best of the talent and uses the best of the technology, that could become something that is exciting. It feels very Disney-like, playing to the competitive advantages of the label.”
“Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of what she shows,” says the director Marc Webb of Zegler’s casting. “Her strength, her intelligence, and her optimism will soon become an integral part of the rediscovering of the joy in this classic old Disney fairytale.”
The “Snow White” release date has not yet been revealed, but the production is still said to have been taking place in the U.K.