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Kristen Stewart Now In Negotiations For 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 3, 2011 1:16 AM
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You gotta love who how careful everybody around "Snow White And The Huntsman" are being about Kristen Stewart taking on the titular role. Last week actress "loomed large as a potential lead" and now it seems things have taken one tiny step closer to Stewart locking the lead role.

THR reports that the the actress is now in negotiations to take on the part but cautions "the deal is not done and could still fall apart, but both sides want it to happen." In short, no one wants to speak out of turn and get the deal fucked up. If she signs she would presumably join Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron (who the trade seem confident in saying she's on board even though last week she just "in talks" and is also eyeing Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"). Universal has been eyeing a number of actresses for the part including Riley Keough, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander (and they have all screen tested) but apparently Stewart is the one they kept coming back to.

Written by Evan Daugherty, the script was high up on the 2010 Blacklist pages, and this new spin on the popular fairy tale sees the titular huntsman (Mortensen) being hired by the evil queen (Theron, if she decides to take the role) to track down her runaway stepdaughter, the fairest in all the land. When he realizes that the queen intends to kill Snow White, he helps her escape, and the pair go on the run. Apparently, the huntsman and Snow White will be chained together for a good portion of the film, and there is still a handsome prince who will win the fair lady’s heart.

Stewart is very much in demand as many studios want to take her "Twilight" tentpole power and plant it in their upcoming films. "Snow White And The Huntsman" is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders and clearly, Universal wants to start moving on this production as its already slated for juicy holiday release of December 21, 2012.

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11 Comments

  • nelly | February 3, 2011 11:34 AMReply

    kristen Stewart as snow white? best new ever

  • rodie | February 3, 2011 7:32 AMReply

    If she's in talks to do it, she's going to do it. After Twilight she has a TON of money already and that's not going to be a sticking point if the project interests her. She's already talking about donating a huge chunk of her Twilight money to create half-way houses for abused women.

  • sp | February 3, 2011 7:05 AMReply

    Seriously, Kristen Stewart needs etiquette (and acting ) lessons on how to deal with the media , public events , and being a celebrity. Whenever I see Stewart on tv, she is always incredibly awkward , nervous, and deeply insecure. I wish her the best in life, but she scares me.

  • Rodemary B. | February 3, 2011 5:53 AMReply

    She can't play a figurant. Every movie that she appeared after the Panic Room she done a embarrassing job. Sign she as leading role going condemn the film to artistic failure. It might work to the movie's box office as it seems not far from the Twilight tone. Even knowing: the twilight cast didn't achive that yet.

  • paul | February 3, 2011 3:41 AMReply

    Viggo's a good actor. His game will raise her game. And look at that face. Who wouldn't want to see her in movie and have the opportunity to look at that for an hour and a half?

  • Alex | February 3, 2011 2:35 AMReply

    The other Snow White with Tarsem is moving along too. Julia Roberts is negotiating for the evil queen.

    http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/julia_roberts_evil_queen_snow_white.html

  • funny | February 3, 2011 2:22 AMReply

    isnt tim burton doing sleeping beauty? if that movie comes out around the same time which one will do better. odds are tim might be able to bring johnny depp. depp or stewart, which one is more bang for their buck.

  • eek | February 3, 2011 2:04 AMReply

    terrible cannot act, plays herself in everything

  • Melissa | February 3, 2011 1:57 AMReply

    I think Kristen is perfect to play a re-vamped (pun intended) version of Snow White. We all know she can play the badass amazingly well (Joan Jett) and I would love to see her with Viggo in this film.

  • Jake Kwalson | February 3, 2011 1:49 AMReply

    Never seen the Twilight movies, but the girl was great in Adventureland and the Runaways. She's got the chops and not to mention the look for the part. I really like Viggo as the male lead. He was fantastic in Eastern Promises

  • Sarah | February 3, 2011 1:47 AMReply

    Very cool! I wanted Stewart/Mortensen as soon as the rumors started about both being considered

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