Disney would not be what it is today if it were not for Snow White. It was director Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, and its success in 1937 was the catalyst for the entire company. Mickey Mouse and Snow White are the most popular film at that time.
Marc Webb is working on the remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and he’s finally found his lead. According to Deadline, Rachel Zegler has been cast as Snow White in the film, which will begin filming next year. Zegler isn’t well-known right now, but that will most likely change when she begins filming. Steven Spielberg has cast her as Maria in his upcoming West Side Story, and she has also newly met the cast of the Shazam sequel, Fury of the Gods. She was cast as Snow White because she impressed the cast and because footage from West Side Story allegedly pushed her over the top.
“Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the tip of the iceberg,” Webb told the press. “Her courage, intelligence, and optimism will be crucial in rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale.” Webb has been working on the project for two years, and during that time, he and Disney have worked hard to ensure that they do justice to Walt Disney’s pride and joy.