For owning a face like prince charming, Armie Hammer has landed the role of the prince in Relativity's retell of Snow White fairy tale. Following the weekend report that the "The Social Network" star is "in talks" to star in the film, an announcement has been made that the producers have closed a deal with Hammer to play Prince Andrew Alcott.
"Snow White", which is directed by Tarsem Singh, will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. Julia Roberts is cast in the role of evil queen who kills her father and destroys the kingdom. Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers.
Shooting will start in May for June 29, 2012 release. The role of Snow White is yet to be cast, but Deadline which first gave out Hammer's name as the contender of Prince Andrew, said that Saoirse Ronan is the frontrunner.
Another take on the Disney princess is being made over at Universal. Titled "Snow White and the Huntsman", the film is starring Kristen Stewart as the Snow White and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. Singh wants to start the production of Relativity's earlier so that it would come out ahead of "Huntsman" which is set to hit the nation's theaters on December 21, 2012.