Universal is fast-tracking suddenly hot commodity “Snow White and the Huntsman”, pursuing Charlize Theron for the role of the Evil Queen and Michael Fassbender for the Huntsman. Meanwhile, a “Spider-Man” / “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”-esque search is now on for a relative unknown young actress to take on the titular role of Snow White, reports THR. While Universal initially approached more well known actresses such as Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Saoirse Ronan, they are now focusing their attention on four relative newcomers who are barely known (if at all) to movie audiences. So, who will follow in the overnight-stardom footsteps of Andrew Garfield and Rooney Mara? Take a look at the four potentials below:
Riley Keough starred with Stewart and Fanning in last year’s little seen all-girl rock band “The Runaways” and will star opposite Juno Temple in “Jack and Diane”. She’s perhaps most famous for being the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, aka the granddaughter of Elvis Presley.
Felicity Jones is a British up-and-comer who has been landing roles left and right and will be next seen in Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest”. She has 4 projects currently filming or in pre-production and 3 more in the can awaiting release. Sounds like Universal better snap her up fast before she becomes too busy.
Bella Heathcote is mostly known for famed Australian soap opera “Neighbors” and just this year won the Heath Ledger Scholarship for being an Breakthrough actor from Australians in Film. Australian soap operas are famous for producing Hollywood’s future movie stars, having exported Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Jesse Spencer, Ryan Kwanten and many many more.
Alicia Vikander is a complete mystery to me, as she has only Swedish TV credits to her name. Still, she could easily follow the path of Noomi Rapace and make a cross-over with a high profile role such as this.
As always with these stories, none of the girls are set in place and indeed, it could end up being none of the four reported by THR. We expect plenty of changes and claims of who’s in, who’s out, before anything official is announced.