The actress, best known for playing the DC superhero Wonder Woman, will turn a few shades darker as she is in talks to play the Evil Queen in the upcoming live-action ‘Snow White‘ film.
According to a report on Variety, Gadot is in final negotiations to portray the villainous role opposite ‘West Side Story’ actress, Rachel Zegler, who will play the role of the princess.
The role will reportedly give the star a chance to bring forth her wicked side to the big screen, after playing a series of heroic characters.
Described as a fresh take on the 1937 classic, the new movie will be directed by Marc Webb, the filmmaker behind 2009 hit ‘500 Days of Summer’ and two ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ films.
The original movie, titled ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’, was based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale and released in 1937. It was Disney’s first animated feature film. It presented the story of a princess who is fed a poisoned apple by her stepmother, the queen, and then falls into a deep sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.
Benj 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 ‘Heigh-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 in 2022.