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'Snow White' Close to Have Nathan Lane as Servant

May 6, 2011 (8:27 am) GMT
The Broadway legend is allegedly in the last stage of negotiations to portray the loyal servant to Julia Roberts' evil queen in Tarsem Singh's project.

is set to return to the big screen for his first acting role in three years after entering final talks to play the loyal servant to ' evil queen in a new "Snow White" movie.

Roberts has already signed to star in cult director Tarsem Singh's retelling of the classic fairytale, and ' daughter Lily will play the lead. Now its been revealed that Broadway legend Lane is in the last stage of negotiations to play the wicked queen's bumbling man-servant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Newcomer Robert Emms has also signed on for the film. has previously been tapped to portray Prince Andrew Alcott. was mentioned as frontrunner to take the female lead role, but she reportedly has passed it to join "The Host (2012)"

Principal photography for "Snow White" is said to kick of this May for June 29, 2012 release in the U.S.

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