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Relativity Finds Prince Armie Hammer for Snow White

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 26, 2011 at 6:25AM

Someday Snow White's prince will come, and it looks like it's The Social Network's Armie Hammer. Relativity has cast Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott in its untitled adventure Snow White, a contemporary retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale to be directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell). Hammer joins Julia Roberts as the evil Queen. Saoirse Ronan is in talks for the title role.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Someday Snow White's prince will come, and it looks like it's The Social Network's Armie Hammer. Relativity has cast Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott in its untitled adventure Snow White, a contemporary retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale to be directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell). Hammer joins Julia Roberts as the evil Queen. Saoirse Ronan is in talks for the title role.

Principal photography will start in May for a release date of June 29, 2012. Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh, Bernie Goldmann and Brett Ratner are producing a script written by Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller. Hammer is currently filming Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Three Snow White films are racing toward the finish line, with Relativity's in the lead.

Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders from Evan Daugherty's script, may have lost Viggo Mortensen (possibly to Superman: The Man of Steel) but has lined up Charlize Theron to play the wicked Queen along with Kristen Stewart as Snow White. Their release date is December 21, 2012. Meanwhile, Disney’s Snow and the Seven is still in the development stage, with Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) polishing the script.

And Mila Kunis has been cast as yet another wicked witch opposite James Franco as Oz, the Great and Powerful in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz prequel, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and produced by Joe Roth.

This article is related to: Genres, Headliners, Independents, Studios, In Production, Classics, Kristen Stewart, Relativity, Universal/Focus Features


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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.