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Andrew Burnap Joins Cast of Disney’s Live-Action Snow White

Tony Award-winning Andrew Burnap is set to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, according to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter.

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Burnap, who took home the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in 2020’s The Inheritance, will play a “new male character” that was created specifically for the live-action film and will have a singing role. Burnap joins a star-studded cast that includes Rachel Zegler as the titular Snow White, and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen in the live-action film.

Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Snow White will be based on the studio’s first animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that debuted over 80 years ago and started Disney’s success with animated films. It was also inspired by the 1812 German fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm.

The animated movie followed the titular princess as she gets exiled into the dangerous forest by her evil stepmother. Fortunately, she was rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. However, due to the evil stepmother’s desire to be the fairest of them all, she tricks Snow White into eating a poison apple that would curse the princess into an endless sleep. In order for the curse to be broken, she must receive a true love’s kiss. The movie was nominated for a Best Music Oscar, with Walt Disney winning an honorary award for the film.

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Snow White has been in development since 2016, with La La Land and The Greatest Showman duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul attached to write new songs for the adaptation. Set to be directed and produced by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, the project is expected to expand the story and music from the original. Production is set to begin in 2022.

This project is part of Disney’s growing list of upcoming live-action projects including The Little MermaidHerculesPinocchio, and Peter Pan & Wendy along with sequels to The Lion King, Aladdin, and the recently released Cruella.

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