Tarsem's 'Sickeningly Kiddie' Snow White Movie Titled 'Mirror Mirror'
by Alex Billington
November 5, 2011
Relativity Media has officially announced (via /Film) that the long-awaited title for its upcoming spectacular reimagining of the classic Snow White fairy tale is Mirror Mirror. (On the wall, yada yada…) The film is being directed by Tarsem Singh starring Lily Collins (above) as an exiled princess who enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright, and Oscar-winner Julia Roberts as an evil Queen who steals control of a kingdom, in a magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. Oooh, ahhh! But just hear what Tarsem has to say!
The quote that everyone seems to be throwing around comes from Moviefone, where in a recent interview, Tarsem talks about his "kiddie" Snow White, since there are two in the works. "It's a children's movie, but my stuff tends to be polarizing. When it's for children, it's like, sickeningly kiddie, and when it's the other way, it's sickeningly graphic for people. Both are OK for me," he says, adding that Mirror Mirror "is for children." I spoke to Tarsem as well (interview forthcoming) and he said pretty much the same, mentioning that it'll be "sooo sweet it's kiddie". Sounds delightful! And based on the bright, colorful photos we've seen for this, I think that's exactly what we'll be getting March 16th, especially with the title Mirror Mirror now.
In addition to Collins & Roberts, Tarsem's Mirror Mirror also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. Rounding out the cast: Sean Bean (HBO's Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings), Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret, Michael Lerner (Elf) as Baron and finally: Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Pirates of The Caribbean) and Joey Gnoffo (The Benchwarmers) as the Seven Dwarfs.