According to Deadline Armie Hammer (The Social Network) has signed on to star in Relativity’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White alongside Julia Roberts. Hammer will play Prince Andrew Alcott, while Roberts is set to play the Evil Queen.
The site also reports that Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) is “in discussions” for the title role of Snow White, but her casting has not been confirmed.
Director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) has entered pre-production on the movie, and the aim is to begin principal photography in May. The company has also set the release date for June 29, 2012, which is a shrewd move as it is six months ahead of Universal’s planned December release for Snow White and the Huntsman. We heard yesterday that Viggo Mortensen will no longer be playing the Hunstman opposite Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, so it appears Huntsman is behind in the Snow White race.
Singh’s Snow White movie begins with the evil stepmother killing Snow White’s father and destroying the kingdom. Snow White then bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarves to reclaim what is rightfully hers.