The first promo pix for Snow White and The Huntsman just dropped, and we have to say that they’re kinda the bomb. We knew our fair Kristen Stewart wouldn’t be just another damsel in distress, and here she is taking matters into her own hands with a badass shield and sword combo. That’s the K-Stew we know and love!
Kristen and the rest of the Snow White cast hit up Comic-Con over the weekend to discuss the upcoming flick. On hand were Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, Aussie hottie Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, and Sam Claflin who plays Prince Charmant. ”I wasn’t initially jumping at the chance [to play Snow White],” Kristen told the crowd. “but she is one of the most heavy-handedly sincere, seriously doesn’t let her heart cloud her mind characters. Also, I get to have a sword and stuff.” Damn right.
And as the pix suggest, it’s going to be a much darker affair than the Disney classic. Apparently they’re exploring the story of the eighth dwarf, who gets killed as the story progresses. “It’s not a little girl sitting by a well with tweety birds telling her what’s going on,” says director Rupert Sanders. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to an R-rating we go! What would Walt say?
Hats off to the casting team in charge of Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart‘s next film which is currently in the pre-production stage in London. Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Clafin are headlining alongside Stewart, but the supporting crew is equally as A-List. Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard and Eddie Marsan (OMG have you seen Sherlock? See Sherlock!) have all signed on board to play dwarfs. Just this weekend it was announced that Hurt Locker actor Sam Spruell and supermodel Lily Cole have also joined the film as Finn, the Queen’s “henchman” and Greta, respectively.
The latest additions to the cast highlight Universal’s impressive job at rounding up talent for the film. Theron is an Oscar winner, Hoskins is Oscar-nominated, Hemsworth is set to be the next big action star, Stewart is arguably the most sought after actress of her generation, Claflin is an adorable newbie with an impressive resume and Izzard is an iconic comedian. Well played, Universal.We hope the star power translates into screen magic for the film, which goes intro production in the fall and will be out in theaters next summer.
There are going to be severed dwarf limbs littering the forest if the dueling Snow White movies get their way. Days after Universal scheduled Snow White and the Huntsman to open weeks before Relativity Media’s Brothers Grimm: Snow White hit theaters, Relativity has scooted their take on the fairy tale up to March 16, 2012. So this must be what it feels like to hold a poison apple in your evil sorceress hand. Metaphorically speaking.
Not that Snow White and the Huntsman should climb into the glass coffin just yet; the films aren’t even really vying for the same audience. While the Lily Collin’s Brothers Grimm: Snow White film is an action comedy co-starring Armie Hammer and a gang of warrior dwarves, Kristen Stewart’s Snow White and the Huntsman is a dark take on the classic tale. Which one will be better? Check in next week, when the competing studios will most likely release both of them in fairy tale film battle to the death.
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She lives! Kristen Stewart arrived today at London’s Heathrow Airport to a waiting swarm of paparazzi. We’re guessing she’s in town to start pre-production on her next movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, with Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and Chris Hemsworth. It’s so nice to see her pretty face again, eh? We were instantly shocked to see her in something other than skinny jeans. Of course only she could make a pair of baggy black yoga sweatpants look so effortlessly cool. Le sigh. Also making us smile — her bodyguard carrying a duffle bag we’re positive belongs to her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson. May the adorable sharing never end!
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We chatted with the lovely Lily Collins this week as she hit up VH1 offices promoting her new movie Priest. We’re super excited for all of the movies she has coming down the pipeline too — Abduction with rumored boyfriend Taylor Lautner, The Mortal Instruments series, and of course – The Brother’s Grimm: Snow White. The film has some competition—Kristen Stewart‘s starring in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and possibly Chris Hemsworth (fingers crossed). We asked the actress how it feels to be working on one of the two Snow White flicks—check out her answer above.
Oh I see what you did there, Sam Claflin. Just bee-bopping around like a merry little elf with your precious little bow legs and that smile and your messy hair and that SMILE. Let’s take a minute to praise the casting geniuses who plucked you from obscurity and made you Kristen Stewart‘s co-star, because we want to hop inside your dimples and go for a leisurely swim in them because that’s how big they are. What’s that—we’re creeping you out with our gushing and the drool that’s pooling at our feet? Er, sorry ’bout that. But seriously, have you looked in a mirror lately?
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Well hellllllo there, Sam Claflin. Deadline is reporting that the British actor (our favorite kind) has been tapped to star opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron as the Prince in Snow White and the Huntsman. Chris Hemsworth, star of Thor and possessor of hunky facial hair, has apparently been offered the Huntsman role. You can scrutinize his every move in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which opens May 20th. He’s also been cast in The Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. Basically, this dude is in line behind Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield, Alex Pettyfer, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Sturridge as the Next Big British Thing. He’s got the adorbs factor working for him (pocket squares, FTW)—we can’t wait to see what he brings to the big screen!
We don’t remember a super-jacked hunter ripping a boar’s heart out of it’s chest in the original fairy tale, but seeing as how Chris Hemsworth is in talks to join Snow White and the Huntsman, then it must be so. Hemsworth would be taking on the role after Hugh Jackman bowed out in mid-April, while Jackman accepted the part after Viggo Mortensen left the cast. Given how huge the Thor star got for his upcoming superhero flick, someone either needs to slap the dumbbells out of Chris’s hand now or equip his leather vest with emergency ripcords so he doesn’t suffocate. Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are still attached to the project as Snow White and the Evil Queen respectively, so you know there is going to be some steamy muscle-bound woodsman love in store for one or both of the female leads. We must have been so distracted by the dwarfs the last time we heard the story to pick up on the romantic subtext. Or we were nine, one of the two.
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?
Leather pants, weaponry, an inevitable shirtless scene: Hugh Jackman’s Huntsman in the upcoming Snow White movie seems like the role he’s been practicing for his entire life. Deadline reports that Universal has offered Hugh the role in Snow White And The Huntsman alongside Kristen Stewart’s Snow White and Charlie Theron‘s wicked witch. In fact, it was only director Darren Aronofsky’s decision to leave Jackman’s The Wolverine that freed up Hugh’s schedule enough to even consider filming the fairy tale flick. What we’re trying to say is, Hugh’s already jacked and prepared to sprint through a forest topless; let’s just slap a little Robin Hood hat on his head and put him in front of a camera.
Viggo Mortensen left Snow White and the role of the Hunstman last month due to either money issues, script reviews or to be in the new Superman: Man Of Steel, depending on who you ask. As ruggedly perfect as Viggo would have been, we hope Jackman accepts the role. He can even keep the adamantium claws on, as long as he doesn’t accidentally snag them on any dwarfs.
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