Disney has made its pick for the male lead in its upcoming live-action of White and the (1937).
According to The , , best known for his Tony-award-winning performance in The Inheritance has won the hearts of those in casting at Disney, but his role in the new film may not be one of winning hearts as in the 1937 version of the film–more on that in a bit.
The new White film will be a new take on the animated feature that started Disney’s film-making career in 1937. It will be produced by , who is also currently working on the live-action version of Disney’s The . White-inspired flick. is at the helm as director of the new
Burnap is set to play a new role. All we know at this time is that his role is the male lead, but it will be a newly created role in the film, instead of the Prince or the Huntsman. We aren’t sure exactly what that new role is yet, but we know that the role will call for Burnap to sing in the film.
And speaking of singing, the new film will be a musical. and are writing the new music for the film. You may recognize their names as they have penned the songs in other successful films like , The , and .
Filming is set to begin in the U. K. in March.