Universal have had a tough time finding their male lead for Snow White and the Hunstman, with Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Hugh Jackman all passing. Following the box office success of Thor the studio turned to Chris Hemsworth to play the Hunstman, and now according to Deadline the actor just closed a deal to star in the film.
This telling of Snow White focuses on the Huntsman who is hired by the evil queen (Charlize Theron) to track down her runaway stepdaughter (Kristen Stewart). After realizing the queen intends to kill Snow White, he helps her escape, and the pair go on the run. First time director Rupert Sanders is directing, and the aim is to release the film in December 2012.