Viggo Mortensen, Twilight Girl Might Be in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

January 27, 2011

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As if people would rather see a hunter than a bunch of dwarfs with focused personalities, Snow White and the Huntsman is a new film adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale that, as its title implies, focuses on the character's relationship with the huntsman character. According to the Hollywood Reporter, both leads for that production may soon be filled with Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart.

Mortensen is reportedly already in negotiations for the role--so he'll more than likely end up playing the man attempting to shoot as many large bucks and smaller "critters" as possible while strictly avoiding all female animals (my knowledge of hunting is derived entirely from bar video games)--but Stewart's involvement is less of a forgone conclusion. Universal has been screen testing other young actresses--including Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander, and Emily Browning--for the part of Snow White, but apparently none of them have been able to create the proper "vacant girl following a guy around the woods" presence that everyone knows Kristen Stewart basically invented, thus placing her at the top of their wish list.

None of this news is doing anything to lessen my feeling that this premise should be left where it was found: between a grocery store romance novel and a printout of a sad high school girl's Disney fan fiction.

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