Rachel Zegler Cast as Snow White in Live-Action Remake of Disney’s First Animated Feature Film

Disney has confirmed the lead role for the upcoming live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be played by Rachel Zegler.


Zegler stars in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming retelling of West Side Story, and is also currently filming a Shazam! movie from DC.

Marc Webb, the director of Amazing Spider-Man, will be directing the latest live-action Disney adaptation. Marc Platt will be producing the project. Production is set to begin in 2022.

1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first Disney animated feature film, and this new adaptation will add to the film’s story with an expanded narrative and new music.


“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,”

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Marc Webb

Webb and other studio executives had been meeting with actors for several months for the role of Snow White. Early footage from West Side Story featuring Zegler blew everyone away and helped push the final casting decision.

Disney also recently confirmed the cast for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast prequel that will begin filming next year.

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  1. I’m sure she is very talented but I’m so over the lack of creativity from the company who spent decades leading the way.

  2. I’m sorry to say this, but I have a huge issue with this casting. She looks gorgeous, but her skin tone is way too dark. The entire reason for the character’s NAME is the wish her mother made while pregnant: “How I wish that I had a daughter that had skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony.”

    I love when places go for diverse casting, especially in stuff that’s a remake to set it apart from the original. But in this, her skin tone being stupidly pale is part of the story

  3. I had honestly hoped, Snow White was too sacred to Disney to be remade. Guess I was tragically wrong. Nothing against Rachel, I am sure she is an amazing talent.

  4. Let’s hope she really can sing! I hope they lean into the classic fairytale fantasy like they did with Cinderella (2015).

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