Los Angeles: Israeli-born Gal Gadot, who’s famous for portraying Wonder Woman on the big screen, is reported to be in final negotiations to portray the Evil Queen in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the ageless fairytale ‘Snow White’, a source close to the project confirmed to ‘Variety’.
Gadot will star opposite ‘West Side Story’ breakout star Rachel Zegler, who was cast as Snow White in June. Incidentally, the Brothers Grimm fairytale was Disney’s first animated feature in 1937.
Reporting the news, ‘Variety’ said: “Since Gadot is primarily known for her heroic work in DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’ franchise, her turn as the Evil Queen will give the actor a chance to show a more wicked side to her oeuvre.”
The Evil Queen attempts to trick Snow White into eating a poisoned apple after becoming jealous of her beauty. She delivers the famous line, which has become among the most quoted words in the English language: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”
Marc Webb, best known for helming ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ films starring Andrew Garfield and ‘500 Days of Summer’, is set to direct the untitled adaptation.