Hugh Jackman is being primed for a role in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron after Viggo Mortensen dropped out.
Hugh Jackman is in line for a role in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'.
The 'X: Men' actor is up for the part of the titular hunter opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, with Universal reportedly keen to sign him to bring in further star power for the project following the casting of Lily Collins in Relativity's 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White'.
Viggo Mortensen had originally been expected to take the role, but according to Deadline.com he dropped out when a rewrite veered away from the story he was expecting.
'Snow White and the Huntsman' sees the classic fairytale retold as a man is sent to hunt the beauty by a wicked queen, only for him to turn and end up helping her escape.
Production on the film is set to begin in mid-September.