TheWrap: Universal is having a hard time casting the male lead in 'Snow White and the Huntsman." Negotiations Hugh Jackman have ended, TheWrap has confirmed. Universal was talking to Jackman, and had other actors in mind, as well, according to an individual familiar with the project. Jackman started negotiating with the studio last week.
As the movie's title implies, the Huntsman is a pivotal role in the film.In fact, the Universal's adaptation of the public-domain fairy tale is focused on the Huntsman, a character who is supposed to kill Snow White, but who ends up protecting her, mentoring her and teaching her how to fight and survive. The studio is still negotiating with Kristen Stewart, whom it wants for the role of Snow White.Charlize Theron is confirmed for the part of the evil queen in the movie, which has a release date of Dec. 21, 2012 and is scheduled to start filming in August.EW: The hunt for Snow White’s huntsman continues: Just one week after Universal offered Hugh Jackman the role of the huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman, EW has confirmed that the actor (recently with some free time on his hands due to the delay of The Wolverine) is no longer in talks for the role.
Meanwhile according to BackStage production listings, casting has begun for Snow White and The Huntsman.
JJ: When I think of you, I remember the Vanity Fair cover you did with Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Amanda Seyfried, and all four of you have become so famous since then.
ER: That was a fun cover. It was really funny because it was before anyone had anything. I remember we all thought we were such an odd group, and I had actually just come from taking my SATs that day to shoot that cover. That’s how long ago that was. I remember thinking, “How weird.” Tt’s just weird to look back on it.
JJ: Do you keep in touch with anyone from that shoot?
ER: When I see them I am friendly with all of them. I really love all of them for different reasons, as far as their careers. They have all done some great movies. I’m not on a texting basis with them, but I think they are all really awesome.
"He loved that I had period underwear for him," she told Hollywood Crush recently. "Yes, and he loved putting that on every morning before he put his costume on, you know, he said that in his trailer, and he said it made him, it transported him to the '30s. He said he got out of bed feeling like a different person."
"I can see Rob, who is very languid, he’s very modern in his movements and he’s very cool. I could see him sort of kind of become Jacob and become a '30s young man, who was, you know, gonna work hard to carve an existence in this circus," she said.
Jacqueline also added that Rob, who was "manlier" than she expected, carried the clothes very well. "He would wear clothes so beautifully and you would see kind of a transformation, you know. If he put on those World War I combat boots, his work boots, you can see him stand differently. And I could tell, Rob would say, 'Oh, this really feels right. This feels great."
What happens to your character in the scene you auditioned with? LH: It was a scene between Edward and my character, Siobhan, who is the head of the Irish clan - the cousin clan - of vampires.
What was it like working with Robert Pattinson? You are a Broadway baby, so you can spot it: does he have the goods?LH: Yeah, he does. He's great. And, he's really nice and he's professional and easy to work with. He's just great.
More of her interview with Broadwayworld HERE
At this Sunday's "Water for Elephants" red-carpet premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Sunday, at 5 p.m. ET, host Josh Horowitz will not only be chatting with Pattinson but with Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Ken Foree, Donna Scott, director Francis Lawrence, best-selling author Sara Gruen, and other celebrity guests.
Questions for Rob and the cast can be submitted on MTV.com or via Twitter, using @MTVNews and the hashtag #AskWFE.
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