Hugh Jackman Wanted For Snow White And The Huntsman
With Darren Aronofsky departing The Wolverine and Japan still trying to recover from last month's tsunami, it's unknown as to when the X-Men Origins sequel will get off the ground. But what about Hugh Jackman? The guy has spent most of the last few months getting in to shape so that he can play the three-clawed wonder again, so what's he to do with all that strength? Perhaps he will use it to defend Snow White.
Deadline reports that Universal is now looking at Jackman for the male lead in Snow White and the Huntsman. The interest comes after negotiations with Viggo Mortensen fell through, the actor wanting more money than the studio was willing to dish out. The film already has Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron attached as Snow White and the Evil Queen, respectively, as is targeting a September start date. The article also says that the studio is talking with Hossein Amini about doing some rewrite work on the script.
If you find yourself wondering why the studio feels it needs a big star for the role, they actually do. Relativity Media's The Brother's Grimm: Snow White is on pace to beat them to a release date, but they are doing so with Lily Collins and Armie Hammer in the two leads, names that won't necessarily get people into the theater. The question surrounding Jackman is whether or not Fox cares about getting The Wolverine into theaters in 2012.
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