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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Julia Roberts Signs on to Play Snow White's Wicked Queen

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!!


  1. How have I not heard of either of these movies? I agree that Charlize Theron seems to be more of the evil stepmother type, but I think Julia Roberts has the talent to pull it off nicely.

  2. That is a very interesting cast. I hadn't even heard they were making this, but I can't wait to see how it turns out. I just wanted to let you know that you will be featured on our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop tomorrow. Our theme this week is our favorite book blogs. Participants can link up their own blog, plus one they'd love to spotlight for the week. Hope you can stop by and join us for some blog hopping fun.


  3. I love Julia Roberts and think she's an excelent actress (I wanna be just like her when I grow up!). I don't like "Miss Swan" at all! Viggo would play a nice anything! ;)

  4. VIGGO VIGGO VIGGO VIGGO!!! My head is spinning.
    After hearing about Alex Pettyfer so much here lately, this is definitely good news.
    Viggo makes Alex look like a little boy.

  5. +JMJ+

    At this point, knowing nothing else about either movie, I'm going with Charlize.

    Julia Roberts often lets her ego get in the way of her acting. I can imagine her as an evil stepmother type, but I can't see her tackling the role properly any more than I see her gracefully handling being upstaged in one of her own movies.

    Did you see the Snow White retelling with Sigourney Weaver? I can't say I liked it very much, but I liked what Weaver did with her role.

  6. I've never heard of the Sigourney Weaver one. Is it called Snow White?

  7. I think Viggo is a great choice. However, Kristen Stewart? Umm... no thanks. Julie Roberts is an interesting choice, but I think she can pull it off.

  8. Kristen Stewart needs some acting lessons. In Twilight I just wanted to say speak for God sakes, all those ums and a's after each sentence were driving me crazy.

    1. UGH! You are SO right!! She drives me insane. I hope she does a better job in this movie. In the trailer, Charlize Theron looks awesome!! But I guess the gave Viggo the boot or something.... :(


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