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Update: Thor star Chris Hemsworth, from Thunder God to Snow White's Huntsman

05.14.2011

UPDATE: Deadline says Hemsworth has accepted the Huntsman part, which will probably need some tweaking to fit the Aussie's age.

May 2, 2011: Snow White's mentor seems to be getting younger and younger.

After Johnny Depp opted out, Universal started talking with Viggo Mortensen for the part in their fairy tale action-adventure SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. But when The Vig walked, the studio chased Hugh Jackman, who also ultimately passed (perhaps in the hopes that THE WOLVERINE would find a replacement director sooner rather than later).

Now they're after beefy Aussie Chris Hemsworth, who is undoubtedly about to be a hot Hollywood commodity after THOR lands this weekend (the movie has already pulled in about $100 million from last weekend's overseas release).

In this version of the Grimm tale (from writer Evan Daugherty and commercial director Rupert Sanders), the Huntsman takes in the banished Snow and teaches her to fight. But given the shrinking age gap between this character and star Kristen Stewart, the filmmakers may be shifting from father figure to something potentially more romantic.

The studio is facing fairy tale competition from Relativity's BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE, with Tarsem Singh directing Armie Hammer, Lily Collins and Julia Roberts.

Two of Hemsworth's finished movies, CABIN IN THE WOODS and the remake of RED DAWN, still await release.

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Extra Tidbit: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Michael Fassbender were also considered/pursued for the Hunstman role. Is the list of viable actors in Hollywood really short?
Source: Deadline

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3:16AM on 05/16/2011
"But given the shrinking age gap between this character and star Kristen Stewart, the filmmakers may be shifting from father figure to something potentially more romantic". the keyword here is: ROMANTIC romantic my ass!!! is it any wonder Virgo, Hugh and The Depp pass on this film? probably they didnt like what they saw and i guess Jackman had a good excuse considering that for whatever reason Aronosky(sp?) left "The Wolverine"
"But given the shrinking age gap between this character and star Kristen Stewart, the filmmakers may be shifting from father figure to something potentially more romantic". the keyword here is: ROMANTIC romantic my ass!!! is it any wonder Virgo, Hugh and The Depp pass on this film? probably they didnt like what they saw and i guess Jackman had a good excuse considering that for whatever reason Aronosky(sp?) left "The Wolverine"
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4:08PM on 05/14/2011
just wanted to say thank you for the pic
just wanted to say thank you for the pic
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4:06PM on 05/14/2011
Great actor. As long as it doesn't interfere with Avengers or Thor 2, makes me no nevermind. Glad Hugh Jackman passed on it.
Great actor. As long as it doesn't interfere with Avengers or Thor 2, makes me no nevermind. Glad Hugh Jackman passed on it.
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10:39AM on 05/03/2011
CHems is legit.
CHems is legit.
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9:56AM on 05/03/2011
I just wanted to say, on behalf of all the geek chics here....THANK YOU for that pic...DAMN!
I just wanted to say, on behalf of all the geek chics here....THANK YOU for that pic...DAMN!
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9:23AM on 05/03/2011
Maybe everyone is passing on this because the movie is gonna blow so hard.
Maybe everyone is passing on this because the movie is gonna blow so hard.
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5:14AM on 05/03/2011
He should do more roles as the one he did in "A Perfect Getaway".
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He should do more roles as the one he did in "A Perfect Getaway".
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5:12PM on 05/03/2011
yeah, he's great a evil/menacing type
yeah, he's great a evil/menacing type
1:50PM on 05/16/2011
Exacly!
Exacly!
12:18AM on 05/03/2011

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Don't forget Jeremy Renner and James Franco.
Don't forget Jeremy Renner and James Franco.
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11:31AM on 05/03/2011
And Robert [link]
And Robert [link]
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10:45PM on 05/02/2011

No Chris No!!

different project, please!
different project, please!
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10:44PM on 05/02/2011
Even though I am not on board for all of these fairy tale re-imaginings, I would like to see Hemsworth take on the role of the Huntsman.
Even though I am not on board for all of these fairy tale re-imaginings, I would like to see Hemsworth take on the role of the Huntsman.
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