From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
If you haven’t already heard, Disney is continuing its live-action trend of remaking its classic animated films with an all-new “Snow White” and today it was announced the film’s male lead will be Tony winner Andrew Burnap!
The news comes from a new report by Deadline, which reiterates the previously announced casting details of the upcoming film’s other stars, including Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman). The film is set to be directed by Marc Webb and feature an all-new male lead character and will not follow previous versions of the film which feature The Prince or the Huntsman.
Disney has not released an extreme amount of detail regarding the new film. What is known about the movie is that it is currently scheduled to be released some time in 2023 and will be a live-action adaptation of the 1937 Disney animated film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’.
This film is also set to include both original tunes from the 1989 animated version of the film, as well as new songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Tony Award and Oscar-winning duo behind “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”
Production is set to begin some time in 2022. At this time, no release date has been announced.
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