Disney studies have found the actor to play the Evil Queen in its live remake of Snow White…. The Wrap News has confirmed that Gal Gadot will take on the role and talks are in the final stages.
Gal Gadot will join Rachel Zegler, who also stars in Disney’s remake of West Side Story. The movie, directed by Marc-Webber is slated to go ahead with production by 2022.
Snow White… is a big brand under the Disney banner and was the studio’s first animated full-length feature film. It became a symbol of its worldwide chain of theme parks. It is considered a towering technical achievement and a feat of brilliant storytelling.
The film earned Walt Disney an Oscar in the special achievement category in 1937 when it first burst onto the screen. It was a brilliant feat of storytelling and a giant leap in technology.
The new adaption with live characters was initially publicized in 2017. It will feature fresh songs from Justin Paul and Beni Pasek of The Greatest Showman and Evan Hansen. Paul and Pasek have worked in Disney remakes of live-action movies. They collaborated with Alan Menken in Aladdin for a couple of songs. Snow White… will be produced by Marc Platt.
Gal Gadot Has Exalted Company For The Snow White… Remake
Gal Gadot will be in the exalted company of Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie, who have transformed evil animation into blood-and-flesh characters. The Evil Queen remains one of animation’s most enigmatic villains in the Disney stables and all eyes will be on Gal Gadot and how she handles it.
It remains to be seen how cruel, cold, and extremely vain Gal Gadot can manage to be as Queen Ingrid with her magic mirror.
Snow White…is in a long line of animated movies that are being turned into live-action movies by Disney studios. The remakes include a prequel of Lion King, a sequel to Cruella, with Barry Jenkins, Hercules, Lilo and Stitch, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
On the wings are adaptations of Peter Pan & Wendy, while Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis, and led by Tom Hanks, is also on the floor though no release date has been finalized.