Gal Gadot Will Play The Evil Queen In Disney’s Live-Action “Snow White” Film
Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who’s the hottest bitch of all? Duh, it’s Gal Gadot! Yep, Gal’s been cast to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Snow White, which is set to start production in 2022. Rachel Zegler will play Snow White. I mean, say what you will about Gal and her acting chops and her politics and her iconic-for-all-the-wrong-reasons “Imagine” video, but she’s definitely attractive enough to play the Evil Queen. And, at the end of the day, that’s pretty much all that matters in show biz.
…Gal Gadot looks to have found her next project that is sure to be the fairest of them all. Sources tell Deadline that Gadot is in final negotiations to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White, the one that started it all for the studio’s legendary slate of animated features. Rachel Zegler is set to play the titular character, with Marc Webb directing and Marc Platt producing. Production is expected to start in 2022.
The original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, came out in 1937. It was Disney’s first animated feature, and when it was released it briefly held the record for the highest-grossing talkie of all time (Gone with the Wind beat it in 1939). The new live-action remake will “expand upon the story and music from the original”:
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar- and Tony-winning duo behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen, will write new songs for the movie. A big reason the studio has taken its time on this adaptation is making sure it gets the music right, and insiders say the higher-ups are excited with what Pasek and Paul have come up with following early returns.
Deadline says casting for the Snow White movie was “long and thorough,” and Disney execs had their eye on Gal for a while:
Gadot was also intrigued at the opportunity of joining stars like Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett, who previously played iconic villains from the Disney vault. After scheduling was worked out, a deal closed this week.
Gal follows in the footsteps of other Evil Queen-types like Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror (2012), Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman (also 2012), and Vanessa Redgrave in the Snow White episode of Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre.
So who gets to play the Evil Queen when she disguises herself as a hunchback witch with a giant warty nose? Lemme guess, Gal Gadot in a bunch of prosthetics. Goddamn you, Hollywood! Give traditionally ugly actors their chance to shine! Say it with me: NO MORE PROSTHETIC NOSES! NO MORE PROSTHETIC NOSES!
Here’s Gal at last night’s Hollywood premiere of Red Notice with her co-stars The Rock and Ryan Reynolds: