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Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts Wanted as Evil Queens

December 14, 2010 (5:02 am) GMT
However, they won't compete for the same role because there are two projects being developed around the classic Snow White fairy tale.
Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts Wanted as Evil Queens

Two Snow White projects brewing under two different studios get casting news at the same time. Universal's "" reportedly is hunting for to play the evil Queen while Relativity Media's "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" wants to take the villainous role.

None of the casting has been confirmed but there is more progress in the casting department of Universal's version. The studio is also talking to 's reps to have him starring as the huntsman. If the deal is struck, Theron and Fassbender would go under direction of newcomer Rupert Sanders.

As for the titular character, the studio has prepared a shortlist of young actress' names. They initially wanted to go with established starlets such as and but have since changed direction. The screen tests will be conducted in the next few days, THR said.

Those who are expected to turn up are aka Marie Currie in "", aka Miranda in "", Bella Heathcoat aka Amanda Fowler in "Neighbours" and aka Katarina in Swedish movie "Beloved". Apart from Keough, the three other actresses have not broken American market yet.

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