- Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White, starring Rachel Zegler, has been delayed a year due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
- Zegler, who gained fame from West Side Story, will also star in The Hunger Games prequel.
- Pixar’s Elio is also delayed to 2025, adding to the list of Disney films affected by the strike.
The live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is another film impacted by the ongoing Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike. The film, originally scheduled for release in March 2024, has been postponed nearly a year, with its new premiere set for March 21, 2025. Rachel Zegler, who made a name for herself in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, stars as Snow White alongside Gal Gadot.
In addition to her role in Snow White, Zegler will appear in the much-awaited prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes this November. While the SAG-AFTRA strike has affected many actors’ ability to promote their work, an interim agreement has been reached for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, allowing Zegler and her co-stars to attend the red carpet premiere and promote the film.
Another Disney production that has been delayed due to the strike is Pixar’s Elio, directed by Adrian Molina. Initially planned for a March 1, 2024 release, the animated sci-fi adventure has been pushed back to June 13, 2025. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has been in talks with SAG-AFTRA in an attempt to find a resolution. Both parties have expressed optimism that progress is being made and that they are “heading in the right direction,” but a final resolution is still pending.
As the industry eagerly awaits the conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA dispute, films like Snow White and Elio continue to face the possibility of extended delays in their theatrical releases.