Actor Andrew Barnaps has been cast in the male lead role in Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White. Barnaps is best known for his role in the 2019 Broadway production The Inheritance, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Drama.
The 30-year-old actor joined the cast West side story Rachel Zegler as Snow White Gal Gadot As the Queen of Evil.
Variety reports that the new film, described as the latest in the 1937 classic, will be directed by filmmaker Mark Webb, behind the 2009 hit 500 Days of Summer and two Amazing Spider-Man films.
The original film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, was based on the fairy tale Brothers Grimm and was released in 1937.
It is Disney’s first animated film and tells the story of a princess who is fed a poisonous apple by her stepmother, the Queen, and then falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken by a prince’s kiss.
Benz Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting duo behind La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Ivan Hansen, will write the new music for the film.
Songs like Haig-ho, Sunday My Prince Will Come and Whistle While You Work will be added to the soundtrack list.
The film is expected to go into production later this year.
In addition to Snow White, Disney is also working on the live-action remakes of The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, and Lilo and Stitch, and the prequel to The Lion King’s 2019 Reimagining.
Barnap recently finished filming for Hulu with Andrew Garfield for Under the Banner of Heaven. He will also star in the Apple TV Plus Limited Series Weekly.