Just a few days ago, word was bubbling that Tom Hardy -- the highly charismatic Eames in 'Inception' -- would play the Huntsman. Now eyes are turning to his boss, and while rumors had the obvious choice -- Angelina Jolie -- in mind for the part, new reports suggest that it will be Charlize Theron.
A source has told Just Jared that Theron is gearing up for the role, not Jolie. Though the latter would be an obvious choice, Jolie's got a billion projects in the works, so it's no surprise that her name would leave a new project just as quickly as it was suggested. The big question is whether this is fact, or just a rumor bred out of Hardy's reported involvement in the film.
Hardy was set to star with Theron in the new 'Mad Max' film, which got postponed yet again -- and possibly forever -- earlier this month. Did it just free up their schedules to work together on something else, or was it merely a reminder to Universal that Theron is an Oscar-winning 'Monster,' and therefore, the natural choice?
If these two actors sign on the dotted line, that'll be it for the project's big names -- word has it that Snow White herself will be played by an unknown. No matter who stars, however, let's hope this twist on the tale will also bring a twist on the inevitable conclusion. Rather than going free and running straight into the arms of a boring ol' prince, Snow White joins the Huntsman as a badass on the road.
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Is Charlize the most monstrous one of all?