Tony-winning actor Andrew Burnap joins Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot in Disney’s Snow White

Disney has found one of its male lead roles for its live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Tony-winning Broadway actor Andrew Burnap.

The 30-year-old Rhode Island native won a Tony in 2020 for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Toby Darling in The Inheritance.

He’ll join Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen, though The Hollywood Reporter reveals he’ll be playing a brand new character. 

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New role: Disney has found one of its male lead roles for its live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Tony-winning Broadway actor Andrew Burnap

Rachel: He’ll join Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen, though The Hollywood Reporter reveals he’ll be playing a brand new character

Burnap will not be playing The Prince or The Huntsman, but instead a brand new character created specifically for this film adaptation.

While no specific details were given about Burnap’s character, it was revealed that he will sing in the movie.

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The project will be a musical – like the original 1937 animated film – with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen) writing new songs for the musical.

Andrew’s role: Burnap will not be playing The Prince or The Huntsman, but instead a brand new character created specifically for this film adaptation

Original: The project will be a musical – like the original 1937 animated film – with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen) writing new songs for the musical

Filming is expected to begin this spring in the United Kingdom, with Disney expecting to release the film sometime in 2023.

Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) will direct from a script by Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) with Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) most recently working on the script.

Marc Platt is producing the live-action adaptation, with the producer also working on Disney’s live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid as well.

Filming: Filming is expected to begin this spring in the United Kingdom, with Disney expecting to release the film sometime in 2023

Director: Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) will direct from a script by Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) with Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) most recently working on the script

With production reportedly starting in the next few months, there could be a flurry of casting announcements ahead of filming.

Zegler is coming off her critically-acclaimed turn in West Side Story, which marked her feature film debut, and she’ll next be seen in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. 

Gadot is coming off the Netflix hit Red Notice with Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, and she’ll next be seen in Death on the Nile, in theaters February 11.

Coming soon: Zegler is coming off her critically-acclaimed turn in West Side Story, which marked her feature film debut, and she’ll next be seen in Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Gal’s role: Gadot is coming off the Netflix hit Red Notice with Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, and she’ll next be seen in Death on the Nile, in theaters February 11

Burnap headed to New York after graduating from the University of Rhode Island where he performed in the ensemble in King Lear in 2014.

He played Troilus in Troilus and Cressida in 2016 and starred  in This Day Forward before landing the Tony-winning role of Toby Darling in The Inheritance.

He has also starred in movies The Chaperone, Spare Room and he’ll next be seen in the TV series WeCrashed. 

Ensemble: Burnap headed to New York after graduating from the University of Rhode Island where he performed in the ensemble in King Lear in 2014

Tony winner: He played Troilus in Troilus and Cressida in 2016 and starred in This Day Forward before landing the Tony-winning role of Toby Darling in The Inheritance

Coming soon: He has also starred in movies The Chaperone, Spare Room and he’ll next be seen in the TV series WeCrashed

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