Gal Gadot to Portray Evil Queen in Disney’s Live-Action Snow White Musical


 

As her latest tentpole Red Notice had its big Hollywood premiere this week, Gal Gadot looks to have found her next project that is sure to be the fairest of them all.

 

Deadline reports that Gadot is in final negotiations to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White, the one that started it all for the studio’s legendary slate of animated features. Rachel Zegler is set to play the titular character, with Marc Webb directing and Marc Platt producing.

 

 

Production is expected to start in 2022.

 

The original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cartoon, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, was released in 1938. It was Disney’s inaugural animated feature and became a massive success for the studio. Insiders say the live-action film will expand upon the story and music from the original.

 

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar- and Tony-winning duo behind La La LandThe Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen, will write new songs for the movie. A big reason the studio has taken its time on this adaptation is making sure it gets the music right, and insiders say the higher-ups are excited with what Pasek and Paul have come up with following early returns.

 


Avatar photo

Meghan Murphy

Geeking out through mental illness. Mom. Wife. Freelance writer. Pear shaped. I espouse very strong opinions on comic books and popular culture. If your wisdom is "conventional," it's probably wrong.

JUST KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON