Most people imagine Charlize Theron in the role of Snow White rather than her villainous stepmother, despite her Oscar-winning portrayal of a serial killer in Monster. But Universal still sees her capable of channeling evil. After pursuing the more obvious choice of Angelina Jolie for the role of the evil queen Ravenna, the studio is now rumored to be courting Theron for a new adaptation of the fairy tale according to Just Jared. Penned by Evan Daugherty, Snow White and the Huntsman is set to start filming in 2011, a perfect date, it seems, for both Theron and Tom Hardy (Inception), who is rumored to be close to signing a deal to play Eric the Huntsman.
Both were set to start working on George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, but because of a significant delay, the two stars ended up with a gap in their schedules and are perhaps ready to take on Snow White. Hit the jump to find out more.
In this version of the Snow White story, The Huntsman is hired by the Evil Queen to track down her fairest-of-them-all stepdaughter and kill her. Instead he disobeys the queen and helps Snow White make her getaway. As we previously reported, this new version wouldn’t have the Huntsman as a romantic interest, but as someone who teaches Snow White how to fend for herself. What interests me most is whether director Rupert Sanders will explore the darker side of the tale in his first feature film or end up making a romance. Snow White and the Huntsman could go both ways: dark and sinister (hopefully) or a drama that really is a romance in disguise.