Rachel Zegler, who will make her on-screen debut in West Side Story and is set to play the first-ever Disney princess Snow White has landed a new role with them.
Disney’s live-action adaption of their first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which was released back in 1937 just got its newest addition: former Broadway actress Rachel Zegler as Snow white herself.
The new take on the classic movie, Sleeping Beauty is going to be a great film! A princess falls into an eternal sleep after being fed with poisoned apples by her stepmother. The only way she can be awakened from this deep slumber and cursed state is when kissed by prince charming.
“Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gifts,” Webb said in a statement. “Her strength, intelligence and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale.”
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The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will be writing new songs for the movie. The original’s soundtrack included songs “Heigh-Ho,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” as well as “Whistle While You Work.”
Zegler won the role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story after a nationwide search. When it bows this December, Zegler will be making her debut on screen and starring opposite Zachary Levi in DC comic book sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
The breath of Zegler’s career has been recently rejuvenated with her casting in the Steven Spielberg film West Side Story and DC Comics sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods. With two high-profile films coming out within months, it will be interesting to see what doors these projects open for this talented actress.
Zoey is a Broadway star who was cast as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of his 1961 classic West Side Story after an extensive nationwide search by Universal Pictures. Zoey also stars opposite Zachary Levi in DC Comic blockbuster sequel Shazam!. This December marks Zoeys first time on screen; she previously appeared only onstage or off-screen due to COVID 19 theatrical shutdowns that delayed production numerous.