Chris Hemsworth confirmed for SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

On the heels of his big THOR opening, Deadline reports that Chris Hemsworth has finalized his deal to the play the Huntsman in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. After a number of names were tossed around for the part (including the likes of Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Hardy, and Hugh Jackman), Hemsworth has finally locked it up.

His addition to the cast rounds it, as it includes Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Sam Claflin as the prince, and Charlize Theron as the evil witch. This Snow White story is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders from an Evan Daugherty script, and it sees a twist on the tale - the evil queen sends Snow White into the woods to be killed by the huntsman, who has a change of heart and tries to free her. Other complications ensue, but I doubt they'll be very dwarf-heavy.

Hemsworth has a few other films already in the can - including CABIN IN THE WOODS and the RED DAWN remake.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is due for release in 2012.

The inclusion of Hardy in the potential huntsman list reminds me of the buzz surrounding Hardy as a "new leading man," much like the post-AVATAR casting blitz for Sam Worthington. While I remain somewhat unsold on Worthington, and I think Hardy is capable of some really varied work, I think Hemsworth is a great pick for a new main man. His work in THOR was, in my eyes, a breakthrough and a star turn, and I am quite looking forward to his next new roles.

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At age five, Kate was famous in her first grade class for having seen DIRTY DANCING twelve times (a distinction which was only overshadowed by her other infamous trait of constantly running around with her skirt over her head). While her tastes have turned considerably more refined in the intervening twenty years, Kate still carries a serious torch for dance movies (and for skirt-head). She’s seen every James Bond movie in theaters since 1985 (A VIEW TO A KILL), has never walked out of or passed out during a film (CLOVERFIELD), truly believes movie theater popcorn should be its very own food group, and once told David Gordon Green, “you’re my very favorite director in the whole wide world.” Kate came to Los Angeles for the weather and a writing program at Loyola Marymount University that allowed her to spend weeks on the road, pretending to be Kerouac while drinking a lot of cheap wine. She has stayed in Los Angeles because she can’t imagine living anywhere that doesn’t allow her to tell people, “Tara Reid and I go to the same grocery store.” In her free time, Kate enjoys talking about all things important to various species of the living (including, but not limited to, people, hairless cats, and police ponies), the local Los Angeles music scene, hiking, and telling people to see more movies and read more books.

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