January 27, 2011 06:39:03 GMT
The 'Twilight' beauty is allegedly courted for the role of Snow White, while Viggo Mortensen is in negotiations to play the Huntsman.
Kristen Stewart could be part of a fairy tale after wrapping the last "Twilight" movie. She is reportedly on the list for the role of Snow White in "Snow White and the Huntsman" despite previous report which said that Universal Pictures would go with less notable actress for the part.
Meanwhile, the studio is close to get the lead actor. Viggo Mortensen has allegedly entered negotiations to play the Huntsman on Wednesday, January 26. Michael Fassbender was previously linked to the role but he was never offered that role and he recently struck the deal to star in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus".
Stewart's name had emerged before along with Saoirse Ronan when Universal wanted to go with established starlets, but the studio was said changing direction. The likes of Riley Keough, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander reportedly have screen tested for the part but they could not kick out Stewart, who is not required to join screen test, from the list.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" will have more back story to Eric, the bounty hunter/hunstman who the evil queen Ravenna hires to find and kill Snow White. He eventually refuses to kill the girl, instead tagging along with her as mentor. Charlize Theron is in negotiations to play the evil queen.
Rupert Sanders is attached to direct the movie adaptation of the classic tale while Evan Daugherty is hired to write the script. The film is set for December 21, 2012 U.S. release.
The family fantasy project could be Kristen Stewart's first starring-film after she's done with her portrayal of Bella in "Twilight" film series. She is currently in production for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" and "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" which are shot back to back.