WonderCon is turning into a wonderful place for breaking film news, as Lily Collins revealed to the world that she's seized the starring role in Relativity Media's developing Snow White project at the Las Vegas shindig. She joins Armie Hammer and Julia Roberts in the Tarsem Singh-directed fantasy epic.
This is, of course, not to be confused with Universal Pictures rival project Snow White and the Hunstman, which is starring Kristen Stewart as the fair-skinned young lady and Charlize Theron as the evil queen. That version is still without a male lead, as Viggo Mortensen, who was rumored to be taking the role of the heroic Hunstman, dropped out recently. Relativity, with pre-production well underway a more complete cast than Universal, aims to shoot in May for an earlier 2012 release (possibly June 29th) than Snow White and the Huntsman's December 2012 bow.
Collins is a rising star; daughter of famed musician Phil Collins who made her big-screen debut in 2009's The Blind Side and who next stars in May's Priest and John Singleton's Abduction opposite Taylor Lautner. She's also readying a leading role in Screen Gems' Mortal Instruments adaptation, another genre project that should project her further onto Hollywood's must-have list.
Source: Coming Soon