Snow White: Disney Live Action to Star Rachel (West Side Story) Zegler

West Side Story Star Rachel Zegler to Play Snow White

The Disney live-action movie will be directed by Marc Webb.


Rachel Zegler — who will make her onscreen debut in West Side Story — has landed her next job with Disney playing the studio’s first ever princess: Snow White.

Zegler will star in Disney’s live-action adaption of the studio’s first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, first released in 1937.

Marc Webb will direct the feature, which is described as a new take on the classic, which follows a princess that is fed a poisoned apple by her stepmother, the queen and then falls into a deep sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.

The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write new songs for the movie. The original’s soundtrack included songs “Heigh-Ho”, “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Whistle While You Work.”

The film will go into production in 2022.

Zegler won the role of Maria in Spielberg’s West Side Story after a nationwide search. When the movie bows this December after being pushed several time due to the COVID-19 theatrical shutdowns, it will be Zegler’s first time on screen.

She was also cast in the DC comic book sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods, starring opposite Zachary Levi.