New Images from Tarsem Singh’s SNOW WHITE Film including First Look at Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen [Updated With More Images]

     October 6, 2011


Six new images from Tarsem Singh’s untitled Snow White film have gone online.  Since this is a Tarsem film, the costumes and set design are opulent and grandiose to the point of being comical.  One of the images has Snow White (Lily Collins) wearing a swan for a hat.  Aside from swan hats, the images also provide the first look at Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as the Prince, and the seven dwarfs.  This movie isn’t to be confused with the other Snow White film set for 2012, Snow White and the Huntsman.  While that one is being set up as a kind of Lord of the Rings-style fantasy adventure, screenwriter Jason Keller calls Singh’s Snow White movie a “comedic adventure” with action elements.  The story has Snow trying to reclaim her birthright from the Evil Queen and fighting with her for the affection of the Prince.  I’m not sure how swan hats figure into that.

Hit the jump to check out the images plus more info on the film, which also stars Nathan Lane and Sean Bean.  The untitled Snow White movie opens March 16, 2012.

Singh describes the Evil Queen as, “the cat that ate the canary”.  He continues:

“From serial killers to anyone who does evil deeds, they basically have a devil-made-me-do-it excuse, or they hear voices,” he continues. “I decided for the evil queen, this is going to be a person who sees her [good] self — but there’s a mirror personality.”

Singh’s elaboration on the personality of the Evil Queen is particularly baffling when you consider that this is supposed to be a family-friendly comic-adventure:

“She outsources her evil, just like most people,” says Tarsem. “I wanted a person who is just schizophrenic. She’s a person who would just do all the evil she needs to do to stay in power.”

Key to staying in power: wear laughably outsized dresses.


Here’s the official synopsis for Tarsem Singh’s untitled Snow White project:

In Relativity’s Untitled Snow White starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts and breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side), an evil Queen (Roberts) steals control of a kingdom, and an exiled princess (Collins) enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.  The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

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  • Teresa Price

    Julia Roberts doesn’t look like an evil villain at all and the crew is very lazy to not transform her appearance for this film.

    It was also a wasted opportunity that they didn’t cast seven recognisable actors with comedic experience to play the Seven Dwarfs.

  • JessyJM

    Isn’t Charlize Theron in the other one? I’ll take her over Roberts. Espcially since these costumes are doing nothing for me. Bad Halloween.

  • Kurt

    Hey, they got at least one “name” actor for the dwarfs. That little dude from the pirates movies is in the back. He must be taken all of warwick’s jobs now that Warwick is getting older.

  • KATE

    I am embarrassed for all the people involved in this movie. Ridiculous.

    • Sara

      me too.
      I think. I only will watch because of Sean Bean… but he will probably die…

  • mil

    Having the chick from Twilight as Snow White is ridiculous. This at least looks a little bit like the original. But how can you really tell anything from just a few pics – except that Julia Roberts looks a little bland?

    • Bo

      I find that you refer to her as “The chick from Twilight” ridiculous. I find the casting choice Interesting to say the least and I’m not even really a fan, but I’m glad they chose someone different.

      • mil

        I just couldn’t remember her real name.

    • james

      Chick from Twilight? What role did Lilly Collins play in Twilight?

      • Mil

        This chick looks the part. the chick from twilight looks silly as a snow white with that sword and those pantaloons.

  • Wayne

    Tarsem will get the benefit of the doubt from me for all time.

    • AnaB

      AGREED! =)

  • Tarek

    We will endure the Mouth Wide Open of Julia again ? Oh My!

  • Cinesnatch

    Oh boy, this looks like a very broad, gay old affair. It COULD be very, very bad.

    However, somehow, I believe that, well, hmmn, perhaps it could be craptastic.

  • Matthew

    Looks awful. Looks like a Snow White version of that ghastly Alice in Wonderland film we just saw.

    Snow White and the Hunstman all the way.

  • polly

    looks like something you can take your family to go see. which i think will help it along nicely in the boxoffice.

  • zootcatchy

    looks spectacular :D

  • Kim

    So excited to see the boys (Ron and Sebastian) from Pit Boss…I’ll see the movie just for them; Shorty should be proud of his boys! I hope so see them in more movies! (and with Shorty)

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  • rafael federer

    Julia Roberts really look like a queen in the picture.No doubt she’s one of the most famous actress in the Hollywood.

  • Jessica

    I’m surprized that the writer of this article doesn’t reccognize that the crazy costumes and swan hat are OBVIOUSLY from a scene about a costume ball. Come on people, that is obvious. Also, does anyone know that Snow White is a fairy tale? Of course they are going to have wild, over the top costumes. I think the film looks fantastic and everyone is just looking for something to hate on. Letting Julia Roberts be extremely beautiful gives her the chance to show all of her evil through her acting and portrayal of the personality of the character. The duality is actually quite brilliant. And, do your research people. Many of the little people who are cast as the dwarfs are well known working actors… really good ones at that. I think it’s awesome that the director went the route of casting real little people who are great actors. Can’t wait to see it.

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  • harry

    i’m looking forward to both, u dont need to choose a team, its not twilight, but one thing thats putting me off is her eyebrows, they’re distractingly big, maybe they can do something about them in post-production…

  • billyjean

    are people not familiar with Tarsem’s work? geez people..

  • Nicole

    The swan hat and peacock dress are for a costume ball. It says so on the EW site where these pictures came from. Come on Collider, didn’t you guys read the EW article or read the subtitles under the pictures or just being lazy? I like the pictures, don’t care if the Kstew fans want to piss on this movie. They are twihards who think everything is about defending Team X or Team Y.

  • xan

    this loooks so tacky, like The Enchanted,
    clothes made with curtains,

    there’s a fine line between Fairytail-ish and Drag queen show

  • Ingy

    I like the direction of the costumes and pictures of this movie. It seems to have an Alice in Wonderland feel, which is awesome! I mean, Snow White was never anyone’s favorite story anyway, was it? I really think Tarsem is going to bring life to the most dull of the fairy tales…good for him.

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  • dashmasha

    Holy freakin eyebrows batman, I for one will never watch this for the over abundance of eyebrows on Miss White’s face

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