Universal Wants Hugh Jackman for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'
When we heard recently that The Social Network star Armie Hammer hand landed the role of the prince in Relativity Media's developing The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, news that Viggo Mortensen would no longer be playing the huntsman in Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman came along with it. Looking to beef up the cast even more now, Deadline reports Universal has sent out an offer to Hugh Jackman to step into the role. The delay of The Wolverine following Darren Aronofsky's departure from the project leaves an opening in his schedule, but the actor is still trying to get that project a new director.
Combine Jackman with Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the evil queen and the film should be appealing to several different audiences. Of course, the project still has to contend with the fact that it will hit theaters after Tarsem Singh's The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. Jackman would make a great supporting protagonist, but it's just a matter of if he's willing to do it. Hopefully, Jackman doesn't get caught up in the Snow White project that comes in second place at the box office. Honestly, I'd like to see him find a new director for The Wolverine to get that project going, but I don't want it to be rushed. What do you think of this casting?