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Rachel Zegler lands title role in Disney live-action adaptation

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Rachel Zegler, Disney, Snow White

Rachel Zegler’s breakout role as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s retelling of West Side Story has but to be seen however the younger actress has already discovered her subsequent massive role. “Deadline” reviews that Zegler is taped to play Snow White in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the traditional animated movie. Marc Webb is about to direct with manufacturing anticipated to begin in 2022.

Talking about Zegler, director Marc Webb mentioned, “Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gits. Her strength, intelligence, and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale.” In addition to casting Zegler, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman, and Dear Evan Hansen, will write new songs for the venture. According to “Deadline“, the explanation the studio has taken its time on this adaptation is that they needed to get the music excellent. The higher-ups on the studio are mentioned to be very enthusiastic about what the duo has give you for the film.

Zegler’s auditions for the role impressed everybody on the studio however it was early footage seen from West Side Story, which is being launched by Disney-owned twentieth Century, that blew everybody away. Despite assembly with completely different expertise for a number of months, Webb and studio execs saved coming again to Zegler and that pushed their determination to finally forged her. Zegler is not any stranger to massive auditions. The up-and-coming actress, as a 17-year-old excessive schooler, beat out greater than 30,000 actresses for the role of Maria reverse Ansel Elgort and Rita Moreno in West Side Story. That movie hits screens on December 10, 2021.

The casting can be in line with Disney diversifying their Disney Princess characters. This began with casting Halle Bailey to headline the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid as Ariel and it continues with Zegler. The actress will even be seen becoming a member of Zachary Levin in DC’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Talk about touchdown some critical massive breaks.

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