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Snow White Live-Action Disney Remake Casts Andrew Burnap As New Character

Burnap will star alongside Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.

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André Burnap takes a break from the lights of Broadway and heads to the cinema. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Tony Award winner will join the cast of Disney’s live-action reimagining of its beloved 1938 animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Although it is reported that Burnap will play the male lead in the film, he will not be playing the hunter or the prince. Instead, Burnap will step into the shoes of an all-new character created for the film. Burnap will join the Mark Webb-musical remake performed alongside previously announced actresses, Rachel Zegler, as Snow White, and Gal Gadot, like the Evil Queen.


A perfect addition to the cast, Burnap won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his 2021 performance in the Heritage. The story, centering on the life of a gay couple living in New York during the generation following the AIDS epidemic, was written by Matthew Lopez and led by Stephane Daldry. Having made his professional debut at the legendary Delacorte Theater in New York, Burnap performed on the set of the 2014 production of william shakespeareit is King Lear before transitioning to the lead role of Troilus in the 2016 theatrical production of Troilus and Cressida. While in New York, he also starred in the play This day ahead before heading to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles to direct The Legend of Georgia McBride.

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While Burnap’s role in this live-action remake will mark the actor’s feature film debut, he’s already landed roles in independent films. Spare Room and the chaperone. He will also appear in the upcoming Hulu series, Under the banner of heaven, which will be based on Jon KrakauerThe novel of the same name tells the story of a murder within the Mormon faith. He will also play opposite Jared Leto in the Apple TV+ series, We crashed, which will be an adaptation of the podcast of the same name that focuses on the rapid rise and fall of WeWork.

We can’t wait to see Burnap play in this new version of White as snow, which will feature songs written by The Earth and Broadway Dear Evan Hansen lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. With Tony Award-winning acting chops and a great voice to boot, Burnap will be the perfect complement to Disney’s new live-action remake. There is currently no release date for this live-action remake.

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