Entertainment Weekly confirmed Tuesday that 20-year-old Rachel Zegler will star as Snow White in a new live-action Disney film, an upcoming adaptation of the 1937 animated Disney film.  Production is expected to begin in 2022.

Marc Webb will direct the remake, which is described ‘as a new take on the classic film.’  The original Snow White follows a princess who flees her villainous stepmother, the Queen. The new live-action film features original songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).  Webb said: “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.”

Zegler is also set to play Maria in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of ‘West Side Story’ which is set to open in theaters Dec. 10. In addition, Zegler will appear in the DC film Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

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