Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is about to become a movie star. I caught Thor this past weekend and his performance is a major reason why the film works so well. People are going to leave the theater talking about him and the job offers are about to come flooding in. Additionally, the film has already been released overseas and is doing well at the international box office. With all that in mind, Deadline is reporting that Hemsworth has become the frontrunner to play the huntsman in Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman.
The project has had some difficulty casting its lead actor after talks fell apart with Viggo Mortensen. Universal reportedly was considering Hugh Jackman for the part, but he passed and last week we learned that rising star Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) was under consideration. Now we’ll wait to see if Hemsworth decides to join Kristen Stewart (who’s playing Snow White) and Charlize Theron (the Evil Queen). The film is currently set for December 21, 2012.