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Hugh Jackman Eyed for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

April 7, 2011 (2:49 am) GMT
Universal Pictures allegedly offers the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' actor to play the Huntsman role for the Rupert Sanders-directed movie.

Rumor has it, is offered a role in "". After the role of the Huntsman was left vacant by , Universal Pictures seemingly tries to find a famous actor to pump up the star power for the film, which will hit theaters after Tarsem Singh's "Snow White".

Deadline reports that the studio has sent out an offer to Jackman to star as the lead male character. With his new film "" delayed, it seems that he has the chance to step into the role. Once the "" actor agrees, he will appear along with , the Snow White depicter, and , who will play the evil queen.

42-year-old Jackman is best known for his role as Logan a.k.a. Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise. He has also provided voice for Memphis in 2006's "". He is set to star in "The Wolverine" which recently lost Darren Aronofsky as a helmer. Jackman will be seen in "", starring as Charlie Kenton.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" is a fantasy film which is inspired by a Grimm fairy tale. It tells a story about the huntsman (who, in the original fairy tale, is supposed to kill Snow White but ends up letting her go) becomes her protector and a mentor of sorts as they try to escape from the evil queen who ordered her death. Directed by Rupert Sanders, the movie is scheduled to grace U.S. theaters on December 21, 2012.

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