We can add Hugh Jackman to the list of actors who Universal tried to sign up for Snow White and the Huntsman, but for reason or another, failed.
Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender have all been linked to the role of the Huntsman over the pasts few months, with Viggo Mortensen getting closest to joining the film, and now according to The Wrap negotiations with Hugh Jackman have ended following an offer last week. Jackman is most likely getting ready to shoot The Wolverine later this year.
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.
Other actors are on Universal’s list to play the Huntsman, so we’ll be hearing more about them over the upcoming weeks as they edge closer to filming in the second half of 2011. First time director Rupert Sanders is directing, and the aim is to release the film in December 2012.
Tarsem Singh’s rival Snow White project starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lilly Colins will begin principal photography in May for a June 29, 2012 release.