Disney has unveiled a first look at the upcoming live-action remake of “Snow White.”
In a new image, Rachel Zegler is transformed into the iconic Disney Princess, surrounded by her Seven Dwarfs. As of today, the film, which was originally set to open on March 22, 2024, has been delayed to March 21, 2025.
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Zegler stars as Snow White and Gal Gadot plays The Evil Queen. Ansu Kabia co-stars as the Huntsman and Andrew Burnap plays a new character named Jonathan. The Seven Dwarfs have been reimagined for the remake, and Zegler has said that this new iteration will not be as focused on the romantic subplot but instead will show Snow White become the leader her father encouraged her to be. The reimagined storyline and Zegler’s casting — she will be the first Latina to play Snow White — have generated some online criticism for veering from the source material.
The original film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” was released in 1937 and was Disney’s first feature-length animated film. More than 85 years later, the cast and team behind the remake have promised an updated version of the classic fairy tale.
Zegler starred as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s 2021 adaptation of the classic musical “West Side Story,” a breakout role for the actor-singer. She went on to appear in “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” and next stars in “The Hungers Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”
Marc Webb directs “Snow White” after previously helming “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies, as well as “500 Days of Summer” (2009), “Gifted” (2017) and “The Only Living Boy in New York” (2017). The script was co-written by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson. Wilson has also penned the screenplays for “Secretary” (2002) and “The Girl on the Train” (2016) among other films, and Gerwig is known for writing or co-writing the scripts for her three directorial projects “Lady Bird” (2017), “Little Women” (2019) and “Barbie” (2023).
View the full first-look image below.
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