Rachel Zegler Announced as Live Action Snow White

Almost everybody knows Snow White, Walt Disney’s first feature film and the very first fully animated feature film. Walt bet the fate of his company on the film, and with its success sparked a legacy that still thrives to this day.

The classic German fairytale of the young princess who’s lips were as red as a rose, skin an pale as snow and hair as black as ebony, befriending Seven Dwarfs with her kind heart and helping them learn how to better their lives. 

With Disney’s continued trend of adapting classic animated films into live-action such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Cinderella, and the upcoming The Little Mermaid, it was expected that eventually the film that started it all would be on the table. 

Newcomer, actress Rachel Zegler, was recently announced to play the iconic princess in an upcoming live action Snow White film by Disney. The actress is staring in the upcoming West Side Story adaptation by Stephen Spielberg scheduled to come out later this year.

The casting was met with controversy of course since some feel that this is another example of a traditionally white role being given to a non-white actor/actress such as the upcoming The Little Mermaid live action remake. 

Others are questioning some Tweets she had posted. Disney seems to be concerned about Twitter as of late and it led to firing of Gina Carano. So that is raising some eyebrows.

With a number of recent live action remakes by Disney not performing financially, people seem to have grown tired of the novelty.  With even more upcoming live action films like The Little Mermaid remake it’s looking like more and more of these films could end up as duds.

The film has yet to find a release date and it is unknown if this film will be released in theaters or will be exclusively on Disney Plus. We will have to wait and see.

Source: Variety 


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