Rachel Zegler will play 'Snow White' in Disney's live-action remake, fans call it 'perfect casting'

According to reports, Rachel Zegler's audition for the role of 'Snow White' impressed the makers and early footage from 'West Side Story' blew everyone


                            Rachel Zegler will play 'Snow White' in Disney's live-action remake, fans call it 'perfect casting'
Internet is more than thrilled to see Rachel Zeger as 'first Latina Snow White' (Instagram @rachelzegler)

Rachel Zegler's breakout role as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s own adaptation of the 'Romeo and Juliet'-inspired 1957 Broadway musical 'West Side Story' is yet to pan out and she already landed herself another big role. 'West Side Story' is set to release on December 9, 2021. Zegler will star as 'Snow White' in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the same, reports say.

Zegler, 20, is repped by ICM Partners. Internet is more than thrilled to see the 'first Latina Snow White'. Although the film's production is to start by 2022, there are a lot of much-awaited movies to look forward to in 2021.

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Rachel Zegler (Instagram @rachelzegler)

Marc Platt will produce the movie and Marc Webb has been roped in for direction. Webb spoke of Zegler landing the role of 'Snow White' and 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." According to Deadline, insiders informed that Rachel's audition for the role of 'Snow White' impressed the makers and early footage from 'West Side Story' blew everyone. Zegler is no stranger to big auditions as she competed with more than 30,000 actresses for the role of Maria on 'West Side Story'. Zegler was 17 when she landed the role. 

The OG 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' cartoon, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, was first released in 1938. It is remembered as Disney’s inaugural animated feature film and was a massive success for the studio. According to insiders, the new adaptation will expand upon the OG story. The duo behind 'La La Land', 'The Greatest Showman' and 'Dear Evan Hansen' — Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — will write new songs for the movie. 

'First Latina Snow White ever!'

Fans are elated beyond measure to see 'First Latina Snow White'. One fan wrote, "Rachel Zegler will now be the first Latina Snow White ever! A star is born here as she will definitely slay in West Side Story then she will slay in Shazam: Fury Of The Gods & then she will slay in Snow White! Rachel Zegler is now the new girl on fire! So happy & proud of her!" Another commented, "OMGGG RACHEL ZEGLER IS A DISNEY PRINCESS IRL CONGRATULATIONS." Another excited fan wrote, "RACHEL ZEGLER WORLD DOMINATION." One tweet read, "SHE LOOKS LIKE SNOW WHITE this is going to be amazing." Another fan tweeted, "i am a snow white HATER but i know rachel will change that is a heartbeat, i’ll fall in love with snow white once she’s doing it!" Another said, "This is literally the perfect casting I’m crying."



 



 



 



 



 



 

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