Sam Claflin in Talks for Snow White and the Huntsman

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Sam Claflin is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman. He will star opposite Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart (“The Twilight Saga”) in the reinvention of the classic fairy tail directed by Rupert Sanders.

Snow White and the Huntsman is a new take on the classic fairy tale which features an expanded role for the Huntsman. In the fairy tale, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but instead lets her go. In the new take, the Huntsman acts more as a mentor, teaching Snow White to fight and survive.

Evan Daugherty wrote the script and Joe Roth will produce. Universal’s Executive Vice President of Production, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Director of Development, Maradith Frenkel will oversee the project for the studio.