Claflin Set For “Huntsman,” Robin Friday

Sam Claflin will reprise his role of William, the childhood best friend of Snow White, in the upcoming “The Huntsman” at Universal Pictures.

A prequel/spin-off to the 2012 fantasy epic “Snow White and the Huntsman,” this one puts the focus on Chris Hemsworth’s titular character and how his life first intersected with the evil Queen.

Charlize Theron is returning as Queen Ravenna, while Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith are also onboard.

Claflin appearance will only be a small supporting one this time out. Kristen Stewart is not expected to return as Snow White with the character unlikely to be a part of the film.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct from a script by Frank Darabont, Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth will produce.

That isn’t the only project Claflin is involved in today though. It has just been announced that the actor will topline “Robin Friday,” the upcoming biopic about the British soccer legend which is currently targeting a Fall shoot in the U.K.

Friday played for the Reading and Cardiff teams for four years in the 1970s while leading a hedonistic lifestyle, ultimately dying at age 38 in 1990.

Paul McGuigan and Paolo Hewitt penned the biography “The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw” upon which Hewitt and Julian Stone’s screenplay will be based.

Additional casting is under way in order to deliver an authentic soccer presence.

Source: The Wrap