Latino Rachel Ziegler selected for Disney’s ‘Snow White’ live-action movie lead

Rachel Zegler as Snow White in the live-action movie. Photo|Zegler, Disney’s SNS

Rachel Zegler, a 20-year-old Latino, was selected as the main character in Disney’s live-action movie ‘Snow White’.

On the 22nd (local time), American film media Deadline reported that “Rachel Zegler will appear as Snow White in Disney’s live-action ‘Snow White’.”

‘Snow White’ director Mark Webb said, “Zegler’s outstanding singing ability is only the beginning of his talent.

Rachel Zegler for the role of Snow White. Photo|Zegler SNS

‘Snow White’ is based on the original animation released in 1938 and will be produced in a form that further expands the story and song of the original. Mark Webb, director of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ catches the megaphone. Famous music directors Benji Parsek and Justin Paul, who participated in the movies ‘Lala Land’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’, will be in charge of music. It goes into production next year.

At the age of 17, Rachel Zegler defeated about 30,000 competitors in an open audition for Steven Spielberg’s remake of the musical ‘Westside Story’ and was selected as the female lead. In February, he joined the sequel to the DC Comics hero movie ‘Shazam’.

[Yang So-young, Star Today reporter]
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