According to Variety, Hugh Jackman has turned down the role of the Huntsman in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman. Apparently he was considered a bit too high profile and expensive for the part, which was originally offered to Viggo Mortensen. Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are attached to the project, which is scheduled to start shooting in August. On paper it seems like a great gig, so we gotta wonder why two actors have turned down the part. Could it be because the market is suddenly saturated with Snow White movies (including the Brothers Grimm version starring Lily Collins)? Or was Hugh just an unrealistic performer to try to get from the start?
With Viggo and Hugh out, Hollywood’s in the market for a new Huntsman. Who’s on your casting couch?