Another day, another casting story related to a Snow White movie. Yesterday, we reported that Sam Claflin would play the prince in Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman. Today, Relativity Media has announced that Nathan Lane and Robert Emms (War Horse) have joined Tarsem Singh’s currently untitled Snow White feature (the title used to be The Brothers Grimm: Snow White). Singh’s version is billed as a “spirited adventure comedy” that features the evil queen (Julia Roberts) and exiled princess Snow White (Lily Collins) vying for control of their kingdom. Somewhere in that power struggle is the evil queen trying to destroy Snow White’s beauty in order to be the fairest of them all. Armie Hammer will play a prince who comes to the kingdom in disguise in order to find a woman who will love him for his personality and not his title (Shot in the dark, but I think that woman is going to be Snow White.
Hit the jump for details on the roles Lane and Emms will be playing within the full press release. Singh’s untitled Snow White film is due out June 29, 2012.
Here’s the full press release [find character details in bold]:
Nathan Lane and Robert Emms Join Relativity’s Snow White Cast
(Beverly Hills, CA) May 5, 2011 – Relativity Media has closed deals with Tony Award®-winning actor Nathan Lane and British breakout actor Robert Emms in its upcoming yet-to-be titled Snow White feature directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell).
Lane and Emms join Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts, Lily Collins (The Blind Side), and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) in the yet-to-be-titled Snow White, in which visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) creates a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale. An evil queen and an exiled princess struggle for control of their kingdom in a spirited adventure comedy, filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal, that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. Pre-production has begun, and principal photography will start in June. The theatrical release date is set for June 29, 2012.
Lane, set to play Brighton, the Queen’s servant, can currently be seen in his recurring role on ABC’s Modern Family and has starred in both the screen and stage versions of The Producers and comedies such as Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Birdcage and The Lion King. Emms, who will play Renbock, Prince Alcott’s valet, will be seen in Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, set to release September 30, 2011 and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, out December 28, 2011.
The film’s producers are Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), Bernie Goldmann (300) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). The script was written by Melissa Wallack (Meet Bill) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher).
Relativity currently has the box office hit Limitless in theaters. Looking ahead, Relativity will release Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer based on the popular kids book series on June 10th, 2011, followed by David Ellis’ Shark Night 3-D on September 2nd, 2011. On November 11th, 2011, the studio will release the highly-anticipated Immortals, starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans and Kellan Lutz with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke.