"Snow and the Seven" May Have New Screenwriter
There is a serious case of Snow White fever going around Hollywood these days with no less than three versions of the timeless fairy tale in various states of work. Disney is in the thick of the action with Oscar-winning (for "Little Miss Sunshine") writer Michael Arndt reportedly in negotiations to help give Disney's "Snow and the Seven" screenplay its fifth - yes, fifth- overhaul. Arndt already has a proven relationship with Disney: he penned their smash hit "Toy Story 3" and currently has an Oscar nod for penning that film.
Already on board for the Disney Snow White project is John Myhre, an Oscar-winning production designer. As for director, Francis Lawrence's name has been linked with the project for some time now. While there are no actors officially signed on to tell the tale of Snow White, rumors are circulating that Natalie Portman might be the gal to take on the title role.
As mentioned before, there are two other Snow White projects in the works. From Universal is "Snow White and the Huntsman." Reportedly starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, with "Twilight" star Kristen Stweart in negotiations to play the lead, this take on the classic tale will focus on the huntsman's quest to kill Snow White at the request of the Evil Queen. From Relativity comes "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" which is said to delve on the darker side and return to the roots of the original story. The star rumor paired with this production focuses on Julia Roberts taking on the role of the Evil Queen.
There is no release date set for any of the three productions.