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Dueling Snow Whites: Relativity Shoots First with No Title, Universal's Huntsman Gets Rewrite

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 15, 2011 at 7:40AM

Relativity may be first out of the gate in the dueling Snow White competition, but they could also be the first to crash and burn.
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Relativity may be first out of the gate in the dueling Snow White competition, but they could also be the first to crash and burn.

Relativity starts production on their "comedy action-adventure," Untitled Snow White (formerly The Brothers Grimm: Snow White), on June 20 (with director Tarsem Singh; release is March 16, 2012). Meanwhile, Universal is having screenwriter Hossein Amini tackle a rewrite on their Snow White and the Huntsman (with director Rupert Sanders; release is June 1, 2012). Amini wrote Cannes hit Drive, which is amped for its LA premiere June 17 at the Los Angeles Film Festival; he also did a rewrite on 47 Ronin, currently filming with Keanu Reeves and director Carl Rinsch. Getting the script in good shape could bring a greater advantage for Huntsman (cast photo below) than getting out of the gate first.

Relativity's cast pictured above: Lily Collins (Snow White), Julia Roberts (Evil Queen), Armie Hammer (Prince Andrew Alcott), Nathan Lane (Queen's servant, Brighton).

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Huntsman's cast pictured: Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Charlize Theron (Evil Queen), Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman), Sam Claflin (Prince Charmant).

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Genres, Headliners, Independents, Studios, Stuck In Love, In Production, Classics, Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, Relativity, Universal/Focus Features, Screenwriters


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.