On Friday October 7 EW published some photos from one of the two upcoming Snow White’esque movies. This one is yet unnamed Brett Ratner-produced film for Relativity stars Oscar-winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) as the even queen and step mother of Lily Collins (The Blind Side) Snow White.
The rightful princess of the land is ordered killed by the queens henchman Nathan Lane (The Producers, Bird Cage) who can’t bring himself to kill the young maiden. He entrusts her to seven resourceful rebels aka the dwarfs.
This band aren’t nearly as dopey, grumpy and sneezy as their original counterparts and instead use stilts when they attack passing caravans so the townspeople think there are giants living in the woods. The dwarves are pictured with Collins in the photo slide show to the left. Their names haven’t been released yet but the actors are Jordan Prentice, Joey Gnoffo , Sabastian Saraceno, Collins, Martin Klebba, Mark Provinelli, Ronald Lee Clark and Danny Woodburn.
“This is not your grandfather’s Snow White,” Ratner said. “His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we’re going to do.”
Young Lily Collins is understandably enamored with Julia Roberts “She gets in character and stays there,” says Collins. “She’s ‘Julia’ and graceful and an amazing woman, but on-screen, when she turns … the way she’s playing the queen, people feel really bad for Snow White.”
Take a look at the fantastic photos of the queen and princess in costume. Julia’s gowns look like they weigh more than she does. (Slideshow left)
Universal has Snow White and the Huntsman starring Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman due in Denver Theaters June 1, 2012.
With two Snow White films coming out within a few months of each other is this version worried about competition?
“They’re so far behind us, there’s no point in watching it,” Tarsem says, meaning the rival production — not the finished film itself. “It’s a different type of film.”
Source: EW, Deadline, IMDB.org
The Ratner Snow White is due to the Denver theaters March 16, 2011.
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