First, she loomed large as a potential lead” and last month was “in negotations.” Now it’s pretty much crossing the finish line as Deadline reports that producer Palek Patel has tweeted that Kristen Stewart is now in “final negotiations” to join “Snow White and the Huntsman.” So yeah, at this point, she’s in the damn film.
Written by Evan Daugherty, the script was high up on the 2010 Black List pages, and this new spin on the popular fairy tale sees the titular huntsman (Viggo Mortensen) being hired by the evil queen (Charlize Theron, no word yet if she’s locked in considering she’s also shooting “Prometheus“) to track down her runaway stepdaughter, the fairest in all the land. When he realizes that the queen intends to kill Snow White, he helps her escape, and the pair go on the run. Apparently, the huntsman and Snow White will be chained together for a good portion of the film, and there is still a handsome prince who will win the fair lady’s heart.
Stewart beat out a number of contenders including Riley Keough, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander for the part. “Snow White and the Huntsman” is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders and the film is already slated for juicy holiday release of December 21, 2012.