I thought this was some interesting and exciting news! Deadline reported that Julia Robers is going to play the role of the Wicked Queen in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White.
(Beverly Hills, CA) February 8, 2011 – Relativity Media has closed a deal with Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts to play the Queen in its upcoming untitled Snow White feature, based on the Brothers Grimm story, directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell).
Pre-production has begun, and principal photography will start in April. The theatrical release date is set for June 29, 2012.
Relativity's Snow White, a retelling of one of the most beloved fables of all-time, will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. After her evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers.
Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh commented, "Julia was our first and only choice to play the Queen. She is an icon, and we know that she will make this role her own in a way that no one else could.”
I don't think I've ever seen her play a villan before. I wonder how she'll do in that role. I also find it interesting that Universal is planning their own version of Snow White, Snow White and the Huntsman. They have acquired Kristen Stewart playing snow white and Viggo Mortensen as the hunter, with Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen.
This one is set to release December 21, 2012. So how is that going to work? Seems strange to have two different Snow White movies releasing so close together. Somehow I think Charlize will make a better villan than Julia, but who knows! I absolutely love movies like this so I'm really excited to see where both of these movies go. I'm sure if they both make it to the big screen, I'll watch them both. So, there ya go! What do you think? Julia or Charlize? Kristen as Snow White? Viggo......oh yes.....he will do nicely!!