According to Deadline, 20-year-old actress Rachel Zegler, best known for starring in Steven Spielberg’s musical West Side Story, will star in the upcoming film. The girl inherited Colombian and Polish roots from her parents.
Songs for the film will be written by composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). The director’s chair will be taken by Mark Webb, who directed the film “500 Days of Summer” and the series “Why Women Kill.” He noted that Zegler sings well and this is different from other actresses. “Rachel’s unusual vocals are only part of her talent. Her strength, intelligence and optimism will be integral to the reimagined joy in this classic Disney tale, ”Webb said.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
Filming is scheduled for 2022. The original cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, was first released in 1938. It became Walt Disney’s first animated film to be a huge success for Disney Studios.