We heard in December that Relativity Media’s The Brothers’ Grimm: Snow White was in competition with Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Already pitting Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts against one another for the role of the Evil Queen, we wondered then who might Hollywood have pegged for the other two leading roles: the dashing Huntsman and the absolute “fairest of them all”?
Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, so far as Universal are concerned it might just be that the fairest is the one we know best for not being able to tear herself away from a glittery-skinned man. That’s right, I’m talking about beautiful Bella: Kristen Stewart.
Universal (whose version is said to have Charlize Theron in talks for the coveted role of the Evil Queen) have apparently spent the weekend screen testing a hoard of young beauties for the role – Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander and Emily Browning – and yet, they just keep coming back to Bella. Thanks to the almighty success of the Twilight series it seems Stewart has already reached that dizzying and sought after A-list height that means testing is not required.
But what of our Huntsman? Well, once again, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Fassbender had been up for consideration but has been replaced as the lead rumour now that he has been announced to star in Fox’s Prometheus opposite Noomi Rapace. Now, it seems Viggo Mortensen (The Road) is the alpha male of the moment.
With Theron’s talent and beauty fit for the Evil Queen, Stewart’s fair and youthful ways making her a suitable if slightly atypical Snow White and a really rather dashing and chivalric Mortensen set for the Huntsman, I dare say Relativity will have a hard time coming up with the goods to rival Universal. Sure, Julia Roberts used to be the fairest of them, but even without Snow White, surely the mirror couldn’t utter the words…
Discuss: Is Universal’s line-up strong enough to take on the original Pretty Woman?