While Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman hit a bit of a snag last week when Viggo Mortensen walked away from the project, Relativity Studio’s rival 3D film, The Brothers Grimm: Snow White locked in Lily Collins to play the fair-skinned main character.
Collins is probably best known for her turn as Sandra Bullock’s daughter in The Blind Side but according to Hollywood Reporter, Collins “blew away” the suits at Relativity with her audition and is currently in negotiations to star in Snow White after she finishes filming Mortal Instruments. Though The Brothers Grimm: Snow White appears to have scored their lead actress as Huntsman loses their lead actor, the race between the two fairy tale re-tellings is still tight. Hit the jump for more on the two projects. The Brothers Grimm: Snow White is currently set to open on June 29, 2012.
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White is being directed by Tarsem Singh (currently putting the finishing touches on Immortals), and will star Julia Roberts as the evil queen and The Social Network’s Armie Hammer, in addition to Collins. Huntsman’s director, Rupert Sanders, will be making his directorial debut with a cast that includes, at the moment, Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen and Tom Hardy as… well we don’t know that yet. I’m going to speculate and say that he’ll play the adorable dwarf, Bashful.