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Pictures: New 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Pics Released

We have more new images from first time helmer Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman. This is the one from Universal that stars Kristen Stewart as Snow, Chris Hemsworth as Eric, the Huntsman, Sam Claflin as Prince William, Noah Huntley as King Magnus and Charlize Theron (who passed on J. Edgar to do this-beauty and brains) as Ravenna, the Evil Queen.

From a script co-written by the suddenly hot Hossein Amini (Drive47 Ronin),the synopsis for this version: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Hemsworth) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power.

Producer Joe Roth has already compared his film to The Lord of the Rings in terms of its epic scope. This is also the one with the kick-ass dwarves. All seven used to be named for Roman Emperors, but the names have since been changed: Caesar/Beith (Ian McShane), Tiberius/Neion (Nick Frost), Constantine/Muir (Bob Hoskins), Claudius/Coll (Toby Jones), Hadrian/Duir (Eddie Marsan),and Trajan/Gort (Ray Winstone-for some reason Ray Winstone playing someone named ‘Gort’ cracks me up), Stephen Graham was playing Nero but dropped out. I can’t figure out who replaced him.

Before Stewart was cast as Snow, nearly every ingénue in Hollywood tested for the role, including Lily Collins, who ended up being cast in Mirror, Mirror, the competing Snow White film. Before Hemsworth won the role of the Huntsman, it had been widely assumed that it would go to Viggo Mortensen. When talks broke down with him, Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy were all approached.

Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1 everywhere.


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