22 Jun 2021 5:48 PM +00:00 UTC

Shazam 2 Star Rachel Zegler Cast as Snow White in Disney Live-Action Remake

It looks like Rachel Zegler is on a roll. The Shazam! Fury of the Gods actress has just been cast as the new Snow White in Disney's upcoming live-action remake.

The casting was confirmed by Deadline, who reports that Zegler had beat out hundreds of actors who have auditioned for the role. Not surprisingly, Zegler is thrilled to share the news as well and has been active on Twitter since the casting was reported.

The Snow White remake will be directed by Marc Webb, who has nothing but praise for Zegler. "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," he said in a statement.

Zegler might be a newcomer but she's already making a name for herself. The young actress had bested hundreds of aspiring Marias to nab the lead role in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. She was recently cast in Shazam 2 although her role has not yet been revealed. Playing Snow White is another amazing achievement for Zegler.

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The Snow White remake has been planned by Disney since 2016 but it had to be pushed back in favor of other reboots. However, Zegler's casting could confirm that the project is finally moving forward and could be the next major Disney flick after The Little Mermaid. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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