Forget about who’s the fairest of them all, the real question is who’s going to play the huntsman in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman? EW has confirmed that Chris Hemsworth is the latest actor to currently be in talks with the studio for the role.
To recap: Viggo Mortensen was originally circling the part in the Rupert Sanders-directed film, but walked away from negotiations in late March. Then the role was offered to Hugh Jackman, recently freed up after Darren Aronofsky unattached himself from The Wolverine, but after just a week of discussion, Jackman declined.
Hemsworth, at 27, is a much younger choice than either Mortensen (52) or Jackman (42) for the part, but is riding some good advance buzz for his breakout role in Thor. (Plus, look at him! He certainly has that whole strapping thing down.)
As for the rest of the cast, Kristen Stewart told EW she was “almost positive” that she’d be playing Snow White (she’s currently reading different versions of the fairy tale in preparation) and Charlize Theron is committed to playing the Evil Queen.