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Rachel Zegler to star as Snow White in Disney’s live-action remake

Rachel Zegler, the star of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie “West Side Story,” has been casted as Snow White in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic.

The live adaptation is expected to start filming in 2022 and it will be directed by Marc Webb, with Marc Platt as the producer.



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“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,” said Webb.

A vast majority of people’s reactions, meanwhile, praised 20-year-old Colombian American viral internet sensation turned movie star as the “perfect” choice for the role.







However, not all people think the same. Some criticize her, saying that she is unfit for the role and Disney should have casted a caucasian person as Snow White.





Disney has long eyed to bring “Snow White” to a new generation, as the original film, which was released 90 years ago, was its inaugural animated feature and became a massive success for the studio.

The new version of the film would reportedly “expand upon the story and music” with the help of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar- and Tony-winning duo behind “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”





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