Snow White and the Huntsman is just one of three competing Snow White “reimaginings” in development right now. Well… one of the three that we know about officially, anyhow. This one will be based upon a spec script by Evan Daugherty, the man last year put in charge of writing Grayskull, a post-Lord of the Rings reimagining of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe characters and settings. Hunstman will be directed by Rupert Sanders, a commercials director who was in the frame for a number of other high profile gigs before it was settled that this would be his debut feature.
According to The Playlist, Tom Hardy has been negotiating to take the role of the Huntsman. In Daugherty’s version of the story, this is a character charged by the evil queen to find and kill Snow White but, instead, he decides to go on the run with her and aid her escape. Hardy will apparently jump to the project after completing the currently-shooting This Means War and before adopting his mystery role in the next Batmovie.
Further to Hardy, the report at The Playlist rather more tentatively suggested the potential involvement of Angelina Jolie:
We’re also told that the studio are courting Angelina Jolie to play Ravenna, the evil queen and villain of the piece… our source was a little uncertain on whether it’ll become a reality.
And it seems they were right to be uncertain. Just Jared have now made a claim that the role has gone to Charlize Theron. Simply:
Sources tell JustJared.com that the 35-year-old actress will play the evil queen in the new adaptation of the classic tale, Snow White.
Theron is currently shooting Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, and it seems she’d roll right over into this one.
Next question: who will get the role of Snow White? I honestly can’t think of any likely candidates.
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