We just reported that Kristen Stewart was in the running to play Snow White in the upcoming adaptation Snow White and the Huntsman. Now, according to Variety, the second part of the duo has been revealed as Viggo Mortensen. The trade claims that he’s currently in talks to play the male lead.
The film is being produced by Universal, and is a dark remake of the classic children’s tale. In this version, the huntsman (who, in the original fairy tale, is supposed to kill Snow White but ends up letting her go) becomes her protector and a mentor of sorts as they try to escape from the evil queen who ordered her death.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron is in talks to play the evil queen and since she turned down a role in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar it’s looking more and more like a lock. Theron and Mortensen would be great on screen together. We’re still up in the air about Kristen Stewart but we’ll see what happens with that.
Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to open in theaters on December 21, 2012.
What do you think of Viggo Mortensen playing the Huntsman? Do you think it’s good casting?