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Snow White live-action remake to begin filming in March 2022

If your favorite Disney princess has lips red as the rose, hair black as ebony, and skin white as snow, you’ll be pleased to know that filming for the live-action remake of Walt’s very first animated feature is set to begin in just 6 months–in March 2022.

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First announced in October 2016, almost 80 years after the original animated film hit theaters, the live-action remake of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will showcase music by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek.

Rachel Zegler (Steven Spielberg’s 2021 remake of West Side Story and DC Films’ upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods) will play the role of Disney’s first princess.

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This dynamic duo is responsible for a couple of songs you probably couldn’t get out of your head for a while–“City of Stars” from La La Land and “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman, as they wrote the songs for both films. They were also responsible for the music for Disney’s 2019 box office smash, Aladdinwhich had a worldwide gross of more than $1.05 billion.

Erin Cressida Wilson, screenwriter for The Girl on the Train wrote the script for the upcoming film.

The most recent info we have also suggests that Marc Webb, who directed The Amazing Spider-Man will be on tap to direct the Snow White-inspired flick, which is being worked on under the title, Merry. And Mary Poppins Returns producer Marc Platt will be lending his talents to the remake as well.

Before the coronavirus pandemic exploded in early 2020, filming was set to take place in Vancouver, Canada. Now the filming has been moved to the U.K.

Zegler and the cast will begin filming next spring, and at this time, the release date for the film has not been disclosed. It is also unclear at this time whether the release will be exclusively theatrical or if it will also include a premiere release to the Disney+ streaming platform.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!