Viggo Mortensen is in talks to star in “Snow White and the Huntsman” for Universal Pictures reports Variety.
Scribe Evan Daugherty, director Rupert Sanders and producer Joe Roth are all attached to this version which expands the role of the Huntsman (Mortensen) in the fairy tale. Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender had previously been linked to the role.
When the evil queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron is currently in negotiations) orders him to take her stepdaughter Snow White into the woods and kill her, Huntsman Eric instead lets her go and becomes something of a mentor who teaches her how to fight and survive.
The role of “Snow White” has yet to be cast and it seemed earlier this week that the studio was looking for a fresh face, the same way Paramount had success with young unknown Hailee Steinfield in “True Grit”.
Now though, Heat Vision reports that “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart’s name is being linked to the project once again with the production team “making repeated overtures even as late as last week”.
Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander and Emily Browning have all tested for the role as well. Shooting kicks off this Summer for a December 21st 2012 release.