Chris Hemsworth Enters Negotiations For Snow White And The Huntsman

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-05-09 20:11:36discussion comments
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Two years ago, Chris Hemsworth was best known as "that guy who was in the beginning of Star Trek." Now, thanks to Thor being a worldwide hit, Hemsworth is on the path for super-stardom, but as Robert Downey Jr. has shown, it helps to have more irons in the fire than just a couple of Marvel movies. So what does the Aussie actor do? He lands one of the most sought after roles in Hollywood.

Confirming a rumor that popped up last week, Chris Hemsworth is now in talks to star as the male lead in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Kristen Stewart, Sam Claflin and Charlize Theron, according to THR. Produced by Universal and one of three Snow White movies currently in pre-production, the story is an alternative take on the classic Brothers Grimm tale, with the titular huntsman teaching the runaway princess how to protect herself while living in the woods. Prior to Hemsworth signing on, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and Joel Edgerton were all rumored or suggested for the part. The film is being directed by first time director Rupert Sanders and is set to be released on December 21, 2012.

Considering there's a 25 year difference between Hemsworth and Mortensen - the actor who was furthest along in negotiations prior to Hemsworth's talks - I'm curious if the part of the Huntsman is going to change at all. It's a lot different to receive advice from someone that's seven years older than you versus 32.
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