Snow White Update: Universal Targets Hugh Jackman for 'The Huntsman' Role


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Deadline Sensing a possible opening with Hugh Jackman because The Wolverine lost its director and a plan to shoot in Japan turned precarious, Universal Pictures has offered Jackman the huntsman role in Snow White and the Huntsman. The Rupert Sanders-directed film has Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron ready to star. Also, I've heard Universal is in talks with Hossein Amini to come aboard and do some script work on a project slated to begin production mid-September.

Whether Jackman accepts is unclear. Jackman would obviously have to be paid a premium to pump up the star power of a film that will reach theaters after its rival, Relativity Media's The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. That film has Julia Roberts playing the evil queen, but unproven thesps Armie Hammer and Lily Collins in the leads. Clearly, Jackman's priority is his signature razor-clawed X-Men mutant hero. He has been very hands on developing The Wolverine with screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, and he himself drafted Darren Aronofsky, who exited earlier this month. Jackman and the studio are just getting started on finding a replacement. I've heard names like Duncan Jones, director of the well-reviewed Source Code, and David Slade, the Twilight Saga: Eclipse helmer who was in the mix before Aronofsky got hired.

What makes Huntsman a possibility is that Fox doesn't have to rush The Wolverine. The studio is bullish on this summer's X-Men Origins: First Class to keep the franchise vibrant, and Fox has plenty of tent pole action for 2012. Read More


But according to Variety this is but a "pipe dream"...

Variety_JLD SWATH folks, we'd heard about Hugh Jackman here, too. With his sked and salary, don't count on it; a pipe-dream scenario for Universal



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Comment by Christine on April 6, 2011 at 4:14pm
YES! Love love Hugh Jakcman. I will see the movie big time... YES!
Comment by Susie Mook on April 6, 2011 at 4:41pm

I love Hugh Jackman - but too old.  They should use the guy from TruBlood who plays Alcide (Joe Manganiello)  totally hot.


Comment by seekingbecca on April 6, 2011 at 5:13pm
Why did Viggo Mortenson bail out? Does anyone know?
Comment by Carmen Rohde on April 6, 2011 at 5:15pm
He's younger than Vigo.  I would love to see someone of his caliber in the film. Vigo bailed because of a role in the new Superman Flick.
Comment by Madeline dupre on April 6, 2011 at 5:58pm

I would die if he did it!!!! I guess I'll just have to pray

Comment by MrsJasperHale01 on April 6, 2011 at 7:02pm
I don't think he will. Why would he! The other Snow White sounds better and there's great actors in that cast. Plus they'll have to pay him alot! The other Snow White has the girl front the Lovely Bones! Not Lily Collins!
Comment by seekingbecca on April 6, 2011 at 8:14pm
@MrsJasperHale01, Your wrong. It IS Lily Collins, She has done interviews about her up coming role as snow white. There's even one here on Twifans, where she talks about how she likes Kstew as an actress. look it up.
Comment by Jay Velazquez on April 6, 2011 at 8:22pm
I was disappointed when i found out Viggo dropped out but if Hugh takes that i'll be so happy, this movie will just have a great cast, Kristen, Charlize, and Hugh, just WOW!
Comment by Alicccce cullen on April 7, 2011 at 5:03am
TEAH.. thats so COOL!!!!!
omg i LOVE kris and i LOVE hugh!!!!!
Comment by Mary Alice Hale on April 7, 2011 at 9:15am
Hasn't he worked with Kristen before as well?


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