Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chris Hemsworth in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'?

I haven't seen Thor and doubt I will. John went to see it this past weekend, however, and had a good time but wasn't clamoring about it either. From 'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Join Kristen Stewart in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' at the Hollywood Reporter:

Chris Hemsworth, coming off a $65 million dollar opening with his Marvel movie Thor, is in negotiations to star with Kristen Stewart in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman.

The negotiations with the Australian actor put the big-budget fairy tale adaptation back on track after it had some trouble hunting down its co-star.

Viggo Mortensen was in negotiations for the role in the winter but the on-again and off-again dealmaking never took root. Michael Fassbender was in the running before Mortensen while Hugh Jackman entertained an offer after Mortensen. The studio spend time casting a net, pulling in actors like Joel Edgerton, although nothing ever materialized on that front either.

Hemsworth, who began building buzz for his star-making role in Thor in the weeks before the movie’s release, began talks with Universal last week. The studio entered negotiations today.

This retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale plays up the Huntsman, a secondary character in the centuries-old tale, who now becomes Snow White's protector and mentor.

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