'West Side Story' star Rachel Zegler cast as Snow White in upcoming live-action film

'West Side Story' star Rachel Zegler cast as Snow White in upcoming live-action film

June 23, 2021

Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Snow White” has found its princess, “Good Morning America” has confirmed.

Rachel Zegler, who stars in “West Side Story,” due out later this year, has been tapped for the lead role in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

Marc Webb, who helmed “The Amazing Spider-Man,” will direct the project, which is set to start production in 2022.

“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,” Webb said in a statement.

PHOTO: Rachel Zegler appears as Maria in a scene from the 2021 film, "West Side Story," and Snow White from Disney's animated classic, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

The 20-year-old Zegler will make her film debut as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” this December, after beating out around 30,000 other actors for the role.

She’s also set to appear in the upcoming “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.”

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