Shazam! Fury of the Gods star Rachel Zegler has been cast as Disney’s live-action Snow White.
Disney has found its latest live-action princess in Rachel Zegler, who has been tapped to play Snow White. Zegler is currently set to star in Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming West Side Story remake. Though she hasn’t even made her debut yet with West Side Story, Zegler is already one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood. Deadline reports that footage from Fox’s West Side Story blew Disney executives away, paving the way for Zegler to quickly join the Snow White film after her audition.
Marc Webb, the man behind The Amazing Spider-Man films, has been brought in to direct Rachel Zegler for the film. Webb released an official statement praising the Shazam! star.
“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,”
Disney has been quick to create live-action versions of their princess films. The live-action Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast films were both critical and commercial successes. Their latest effort includes a live-action The Little Mermaid remake, which stars Halle Bailey. The Snow White film is set to begin production in 2022, giving Zegler plenty of time to promote West Side Story and finish up her scenes in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
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Here is the official synopsis for the first Shazam! movie:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
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