After Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Hugh Jackman passed on playing the Huntsman in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman the studio is now said to be looking at Chris Hemsworth to take on the role.
Hemsworth got his big break in J.J Abrams Star Trek in 2009 and will be seen as the God of thunder when Thor hits screens later this week. The actor is currently filming The Avengers, but should be free for Snow White if he’s interested as production won’t begin until the second half of 2011.
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.