Johnny Depp Sought for Snow White and the Huntsman
10.30.10 by Ryan
As it is with a large majority of movies being produced today, Johnny Depp has been offered a role. The Wrap reports that Depp is being sought for the lead role in Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, a revised version of the classic fairy tale. The project would reunite Depp with his Alice in Wonderland producer Joe Roth.
The script, written by newcomer Evan Daugherty was the subject of a studio bidding war, and has British commercials director Rupert Sanders attached to make his directorial debut. The story would clearly expand the role of the Huntsman from the original tale, instead making him an eventual mentor to Snow White after the two escape from bounty hunters.
Inception actor Tom Hardy was initially reported for the role, but apparently is too busy now that he is rejoining director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises.
Should Depp accept the role, his availability would also be in question. Depp has three movies opening next year that he will be required to do publicity for — Rango, The Rum Diary, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Besides press appearances, Depp is also looking to shoot an adaptation of Dark Shadows with director Tim Burton and a remake of The Thin Man, amongst other rumored projects.
With Universal looking to begin production on Snow White and the Huntsman in January, it is not known whether Depp can fit the movie into his schedule, or if he would want to. The studio has already announced a release date of Dec. 21, 2012, for the movie, proving the movie is a priority.