Gal Gadot attending Elle Magazine tribute to Hollywood women last month

Gal Gadot to play evil queen in Disney 'Snow White' remake

News of Israeli actresses' new role comes a week before release of Netflix film 'Red Notice,' in which she plays an art thief; Gadot says she is happy to join prestigious list of actors who played Disney villain roles

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Published: 11.04.21, 12:11
Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play the evil queen in Disney's remake of the 1938 classic "Snow White", entertainment online outlet Deadline reported late on Wednesday.
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  • "Gadot is in final negotiations to play the Evil Queen, in Disney's live-action adaptation," Deadline said.
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    Gal Gadot attending Elle Magazine tribute to Hollywood women last month
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    The news came a week before the release of the Netflix action film "Red Notice," where Gadot plays an art thief alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.
    Disney executives eyed Gadot for the role from the start, the report said, adding that she was excited to join a list of Hollywood villains such as Angelina Jolie and Kate Blanchet, who both played iconic roles in Disney films. Jolie played Maleficent and the evil stepmother in the production Cinderella, and Blanchet was the evil step-mom in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
    Marc Webb will direct Gadot. He made his feature film directorial debut with the romantic comedy "500 Days of Summer" and "Gifted," and went on to direct the 2012 "Spider-Man" reboot."
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    The Evil queen in Disney's animated version of Snow White
    The Evil queen in Disney's animated version of Snow White
    The evil queen in Disney's animated version of Snow White
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    Relatively unknown 20-year old Rachel Zegler will play Snow White in the film. She also played a starring role in the soon-to-be-releasedSteven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story."
    Snow White, which is based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, was originally released as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by the Disney Studios in animated form in 1938.
    Hollywood Reporter quoted sources as saying that filming will begin in 2022 and expand on the Brothers' Grimm original storyline.
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