In the race of Snow White projects, Relativity Media seems intent on winning at all levels. The studio has the earliest release date (March 16, 2012), and now they’ve released the first official image from their movie…which doesn’t even officially have a title yet.
In the movie, Lily Collins (daughter of the legendary Phil Collins and star of The Blind Side and Abduction) appears as Snow, while Julia Robertswill be playing her stepmother and the Evil Queen, Game of Thrones star Sean Beanis King and father to Snow, and The Social Network star Armie Hammer is playing a prince and love interest. Tarsem Singh (The Cell, Immortals) is directing the movie.
The first official image from the movie shows Collins as Snow White, and you can see the pic by heading on over to the other side now.
The most active of the many Snow White projects as of late is Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman, but let’s not forget the other high–profile Snow White projects being developed: Disney’s Snow and the Seven is still on the way, and Relativity Media also has one on the way that’s putting together its own decent cast.
The movie was once called The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, but is now said to be “untitled,” so it’s unclear whether that title is still in play. This version of the fable stars The Blind Side and Abduction actress Lily Collins as Snow, with Julia Roberts playing her evil stepmother and Queen, and The Social Network and new Lone RangerArmie Hammer playing her prince charming–type love interest.
Now the man you have to cast if you have the chance to cast him, Sean Bean, has been added to the party. Bean is in final negotiations to play the role of the King and father to Snow White.
Upcoming films based on the tale of Snow White are all moving their pieces into place in an attempt to keep up with their competitors. We’ve heard about Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsmanlining up stars such as Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, and Kristen Stewart for potential roles. Then came word that Disney, who’s coming back with another take on the story they used for the 1937 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs titled Snow and the Seven, had hired the writer of Toy Story 3 to pen their script.
Being sure to keep pace with the others, Relativity Media’s adaptation of the tale, titled The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, has acquired the services of a big name talent. In a press release sent out by the studio, they’ve announced that Julia Roberts has joined their film, and she will be playing their Evil Queen character.
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