Nathan Lane and Robert Emms Joining Tarsem Singh's 'Snow White'
by Ethan Anderton
May 5, 2011
While Universal's fairytale adaptation Snow White and the Huntsman struggles to find its male lead (Chris Hemsworth may take the role), Relativity Media has just announced two more cast members for Tarsem Singh's take on the classic story that was formerly known as The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, but is now untitled. Nathan Lane (The Producers) and British actor Robert Emms have both signed on for supporting roles in the new take on the story, which follows an evil queen and an exiled princess struggle for control of their kingdom in a spirited adventure comedy, that is filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal.
Lane will play Brighton, the Queen's (Julia Roberts) servant while Emms is playing Renbock, Prince Alcott's (Armie Hammer) valet. Meanwhile Lilly Collins (The Blind Side) is playing the famed princess Snow White in this fairytale reimagining. Production is slated to start in June with a theatrical release coming a year later on June 29th, 2012. This competing Snow White project will beat the aforementioned project at Universal, and that may be the key to success at the box office for a story that will feel very familiar by the time the second film hits theaters. Thoughts?