Gal Gadot In Talks To Play the Evil Queen In Disney’s Snow White
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is nearly set to go from one of Warner Bros.’ biggest franchises to an adaptation of Disney’s first animated film. Deadline is reporting that Gadot is in final talks to play Queen Grimhilde a.k.a. the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action Snow White.
Within Disney’s retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the Evil Queen was Snow White’s step-mother after marrying the unnamed king. However, the Evil Queen was deeply jealous of Snow White’s emerging beauty. Following the death of Snow White’s father, the Evil Queen ordered her Huntsman to murder the young girl. She also pursued Snow White after the young girl took refuge with the Seven Dwarves. The Evil Queen even transformed herself into an old hag in order to trick Snow White into biting a poison apple.
According to Deadline’s report, Gadot has been circling the role for some time. The scheduling issues were reportedly worked out this week. Rachel Zegler has already been cast as Snow White.
The live-action Snow White will expand upon the animated film’s story and add new songs to the mix. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write the new music and songs, following their collaboration on La La Land, The Greatest Showman, and Dear Evan Hansen. Deadline notes that “the [Disney] higher-ups are excited with what Pasek and Paul have come up with following early returns.”
Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is slated to helm Snow White. It will begin production in 2022.
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