Last month, we were lucky enough to get a first look at Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White. The film is currently in post-production but thanks to star Rachel Zegler she is sharing what she can on the project.
While speaking with Vanity Fair, Zegler shares what makes her Snow White different from the animated versions, “People are making these jokes about ours being the PC Snow White, where it’s like, yeah, it is—because it needed that. It’s an 85-year-old cartoon, and our version is a refreshing story about a young woman who has a function beyond ‘Someday My Prince Will Come.’ ”
While the footage has yet to hit the internet and likely won’t for some time, we can share what we saw. The teaser opens to Gal Gadot’s Evil Queen saying the iconic incantation to the magic mirror. We get a shot of the Evil Queen in a very accurate look to the animated film. The next shot is of the seven dwarfs cottage with our first look at Zegler as Walt Disney’s first princess and yes, she is wearing the blue, red, and yellow dress. The last shot we see is Snow White’s hand letting go of a bitten apple, and you know what that means.
Also set to appear in the film is Andrew Burnap, who is playing a new character named Jonathan who is described as a “Robin Hood-like” person who serves as Snow White’s love interest and “[follows] her into battle”. Martin Klebba, who has been in all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, plays Grumpy. As of now, the rest of the cast is being kept under wraps.
Directed by Marc Webb, the film will expand upon the 1937 film’s story and music and will feature new songs by songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land and The Greatest Showman). An interesting addition is Gal Gadot’s Evil Queen will sing and dance, a departure from the 1937 animated classic. Another new addition is the appearance of a younger Snow White, meaning we will get some flashback sequences or an origin for the character. A first look at Zegler’s Snow White was revealed via set photos back in May.
Snow White is set to hit theaters on March 22, 2024.