Andrew Burnap Joins Rachel Ziegler, Gal Gadot in Disney’s Snow White Remake

Actor Andrew Burnap has been cast to play the lead role in Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White. Burnap is best known for starring in the 2019 Broadway production of The Inheritance, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

The 30-year-old actor joins the cast that includes story of the west Rachel Ziegler as Snow White girl gadot As the evil queen.

As Variety reports, described as a fresh take on the 1937 classic, the new film will be directed by Mark Webb, the filmmaker behind the 2009 hit 500 Days of Summer and the two Amazing Spider-Man films.

The original film, titled Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, was based on the Brothers Grimm story and was released in 1937.

It was Disney’s first animated feature film and told the story of a princess who is fed poison. Apple by her stepmother, the queen and then falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken by a kiss from the prince.

Benz Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting duo behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen, will write new music for the film.

Songs such as Hai-Ho, Someday My Prince Will Come and Whistle While You Work will be included in the soundtrack list.

The film is expected to go into production later this year.

In addition to Snow White, Disney is also working on a prequel to live-action remakes of The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, and Lilo and Stitch, as well as a 2019 reimagining of The Lion King.

Burnap most recently filmed for Under the Banner of Heaven with Andrew Garfield for Hulu. He will also star in the Apple TV Plus limited series Wecrashed.