Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron offered the role of Snow White’s killers
Actress Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron have proposed the role of the evil queens in two different screen versions of the tale of Snow White,
Theron is considered as a candidate for the role in the Universa Picture’s film Snow White and the Huntsman. According to the story of this film, the huntsman, whose evil queen sends to kill the main character, saves her life. Moreover, he even teaches the basics of survival of the girl in harsh conditions.
Deadline.EXCLUSIVE: An intriguing tale of rival Snow White is unfolding between Universal Pictures and Relativity Media. I’m told that Charlize Theron is hot and heavy in negotiations to play the Evil Queen in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman (with Michael Fassbender the front-runner to play the woodsman). For its rival project The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, Relativity Media is courting Julia Roberts to play the Evil Queen. That film will be directed by Tarsem from a script by Melisa Wallack.
Universal is negotiating with Theron at the same time that she is reading the script for a key role in J. Edgar, the Clint Eastwood-directed film that will star Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover. The studio is moving quickly after paying $1.5 million against $3 million for the Evan Daughtery spec script that will be directed by Rupert Sanders.
The projects are very different, and both films are on the fastest possible track. It will be interesting to see if both fairy tales have happy endings.
Heat Vision reports that Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) is the front-runner to play the woodsman in Snow White and the Hunstsman. Universal is continuing talks with Theron to star in the film, and considering their options for the lead role. The studio first leaned toward a name actress, like Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning or Saoirse Ronan. But now the unknowns — Keough, Jones, Heathcoat, and Vikander — are gaining favor. Screentests will be held over the next few days.
Here is a recap of the three Snow White films in development:
Snow White and the Huntsman
• housed at Universal
• Joe Roth will produce; Rupert Sanders is attached to direct
• Evan Daugherty’s screenplay gives the Huntsman an expanded role where he becomes chained to Snow White for part of the story and acts as a mentor figure, teaching the teen girl how to fight and survive
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
• housed at Relativity Media
• Brett Ratner will produce the Melisa Wallack script; Tarsem Singh has been offered the director’s chair
• intended to be in 3D
- “Dueling Snow White Films Target Charlize Theron And Julia Roberts As Mean Queens” and related posts (deadline.com)
- SNOW WHITE Casting: Julia Roberts, Michael Fassbender, and Shortlist to Play Snow White (collider.com)
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