Kristen Stewart Closing on SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
Kristen Stewart has been long rumored to be on Universal Pictures’ short list to play Snow White in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, and now Deadline reports she is in final negotiations for the role. Palak Patel, who’s producing the film with Joe Roth, tweeted the news last week, though the message has since disappeared.
Stewart will star opposite Charlize Theron, who is on board to play the Evil Queen, and Viggo Mortensen who will be the Huntsman. Rupert Sanders will direct the fairy tale reboot from an Evan Daugherty script.
Snow White and the Huntsman will directly vie for moviegoers’ money with The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, which is a Brett Ratner-produced 3D version of the fairy tale. It will star Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and be directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall).
Stewart is expected to be finished with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn by the end of April. Snow White and the Huntsman will begin shooting in August.
Do you think this is a good first post-Twilight film for Stewart or should she have stepped farther away from the fantasy genre?