Rupert Sanders wife forbids him from directing the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman while Kristen Stewart lands a coveted role
Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart's "momentary indiscretion" may end up costing him the director's chair for the SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN sequel.
While the film was not a blockbuster, it did well enough globally to warrant at least one follow-up film. Rupert Sanders made his directorial debut on the film that was, if anything, visually dynamic. But, with the tabloids plastering his affair with Kristen Stewart, Sanders' wife Liberty Ross has demanded that he quit the sequel.
According to Digital Spy, "They are trying to work things out after he was caught having an affair, and that is one of the sticking points. She just doesn't want him to ever work with Kristen again. Rupert is obviously disappointed because Snow White and the Huntsman was his directorial debut, and he had hoped on building on that. But he knows his actions were inexcusable, and he's going to have to bite the bullet and listen to his wife on this one."
Movie contracts are worth about as much as the paper they are printed on, so the studio can let him go and find someone else much more easily than they can replace Kristen Stewart's popularity. Sanders will definitely get more directing jobs in Hollywood, but who knows if this recent news will affect his credentials in anyway. All that is known is that David Koepp is penning the SNOW WHITE sequel as we speak.
While Stewart is dealing with her own relationship problems with Robert Pattinson, she has already lined up her next starring role. She will play the lead in LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS for CRAZY HEART director Scott Cooper. The role was originally going to be for Jennifer Lawrence who is locked up next year with CATCHING FIRE and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS is set in genteel fifties Virginia, Lie Down will have Stewart play Peyton Loftis. As part of a dysfunctional and disintegrating family, Peyton is constantly compared to her crippled sister, Maudie, and her intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust.
So, while Sanders future is up in the air, there is more Stewart on the way.