Julia Roberts Accepts Evil Queen Role in Relativity’s ‘Snow White’

Julia RobertsScore one, Relativity Media. In case you’re out of the loop, there’s been a race for the next Snow White-inspired film to get into production already. In one corner, we’ve got Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, and Charlize Theron. In the other corner, we’ve got Relativity’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White with visionary director Tarsem Singh at the helm and as of this afternoon, Julia Roberts as the evil queen.

According to Deadline, Roberts is so close to signing the deal that it’s literally down to whether she “gets a town car or an SUV.” This could potentially be bad news for the rival Snow White adaptation because Roberts’ star power outshines the rival cast. In addition to this sort of a blow, production on the film is said to be ready to begin as early as next month, while the Universal project won’t get started until the summer. Universal does have the leg up of a release date, but it looks like the race to win out for a 2012 Snow White release is getting dicey. We’ll have to see how the poison apples fall, but as of now, this race just keeps getting more and more interesting.

Source: Deadline

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