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Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron Courted for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

October 30, 2010 (3:20 am) GMT
Depp is allegedly offered a male lead role of Eric the Huntsman while the actress is rumored to be evil queen Ravenna in the fantasy movie.

is close to enter a mythical world once again. The "" actor is being offered a lead role in "", which may reunite him with "Alice" producer Joe Roth, an individual familiar with the project has told The Wrap. Neither Depp's representation at UTA nor Universal Pictures, for which the film is being developed, releases a comment on the report.

Just days earlier, was rumored to land a role in the same movie. The Oscar-winning actress was said to play the evil queen, Ravenna. During that time, "" star was said close to sign a deal to portray Eric the Huntsman, which is now offered to Depp. Hardy, however,opts to focus on preparing for an unknown role in "", The Wrap says.

Depp is waiting for the release of "", "" as well as "". He is currently in filming "". The 47-year-old actor has been linked to several projects lately, including Tim Burton's "", Gore Verbinski's "", Kathryn Bigelow's "" and several others.

A movie adaptation of the classic tale, "Snow White and the Huntsman" will have more back story to Eric, the bounty hunter/hunstman who Ravenna hires to find and kill Snow White. He eventually refuses to kill the girl, instead tagging along with her as mentor.

Evan Daugherty writes the script and Rupert Sanders is attached to direct. Universal has just announced that they set the family fantasy movie for December 21, 2012 U.S. release and plans to start shooting in January 2011.

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