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Kristen Stewart ‘Hates’ Girl Power Movies

Kristen Stewart as Snow WhiteKristen Stewart "hates" girl power films. The 22-year-old actress enjoys portraying physically and mentally strong characters and she was excited to play Snow White in her latest movie Snow White and the Huntsman because her alter-ego has "gusto and kicks ass."

"I hate girl power movies, when the people you're rooting for are not girls. That's what I was attracted to. I've always wanted to find a role where I can challenge myself physically, I really like getting the opportunity to hurt myself for the job but what I loved was that Snow White is someone who has the gusto and kicks ass but she's not a dude. She remains, steady. I'm not built to be physically strong, you have to outsmart someone, you have to be physically and mentally quicker, you have to have a strong heart."

Kristen was keen to play Snow White to "push" herself, and she particularly enjoyed playing the character when she overcame fears within the storyline: "Nothing is that simple. Every time Snow White has to do something and not be crippled by fear I'm into that, one of the things I wanted to do was see how far I could push myself. The reason they hire these big huge burly dudes to work on these movies is because it's hard."


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Ian McShane to Play a Dwarf in Snow White

Ian McShaneIan McShane has signed up to play a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman. The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides actor - who is 5'9'' in height - will portray Caesar, the leader of the group of dwarves who assist Snow White, to be played by Twilight star Kristen Stewart, as her evil stepmother (Charlize Theron) attempts to have her killed.

In addition to Ian, Kristen and Charlize, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has signed up to play the Huntsman in the upcoming movie - which is to be directed by Rupert Sanders - who will be tasked with slaying Snow White, but eventually trains her to survive the ordeal and fight back.

With filming due to begin in August, Snow White and the Huntsman will hit cinemas just a few months after Tarsem Singh's interpretation of the same tale, Untitled Snow White. Starring Lily Collins - the daughter of British musician Phil - as the exiled princess and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen, filming for Untitled Snow White was scheduled to begin yesterday.


Snow White and the Box Office Battle

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It’s the kind of thing that happens when rights licensing gets out of hand. As we’ve explained, two different Snow White films will make their way to the big screen in 2012. Each flick is peppered with big names and some fresh faces, and each will present an original take on the age-old fairy tale.

But, there’s trouble, because each film wants to be the first one to come to theaters. Relativity Media’s Snow White was scheduled to release on June 29, so Universal’s Snow White and Huntsman moved its production schedule up 6 months to set a new release for June 1.

Relativity retaliated by moving its fairy tale flick up to March 16. And in the rush to get each movie to the box office, someone’s bound to foul up somewhere.

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Kristen Stewart Finds Her Prince Charmant

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Kristen Stewart has a prince… and it’s not Robert Pattinson. Stewart, who will be playing one of the title roles on Snow White and the Huntsman (guess which), will be paired onscreen with Sam Claflin.

He recently came to attention in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Claflin will play Prince Charmant, Stewart’s love interest in the re-telling of the fairy tale. Charlize Theron will play the Evil Queen, and so far no Huntsman has been cast.

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Snow White Found! Phil Collins Daughter Set to Star

Lily CollinsLily Collins, daughter of music icon Phil Collins, is Snow White. She’s been cast for the title role in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White.

She’ll co-star with Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Prince Andrew. Collins is still a fresh face in the movie industry, but she’s no slouch. She worked alongside Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, and she’s currently working on the set of a new remake of Romeo and Juliet.

The Relativity film will compete with a Universal flick that’s using the exact same subject matter. The Snow White and the Huntsman cast is already set with Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen.

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Kristen Stewart to Play Snow White

Kristen StewartStorybooks and Kristen Stewart are a perfect match. The dark-haired beauty is filming her last Twilight film even as we pine away for the release of Breaking Dawn, Part I, but the end of Bella is just the beginning for K-Stew. The actress has signed on to play Snow White, another raven-locked storybook heroine.

Stewart will play one of the titular roles in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, one of two Snow White movies currently in the works.

Producer Palak Patel is hoping to set a new tone for the old fairy tale with the casting decision. She explained it all on Twitter: “Clearly, [Kristen Stewart] isn’t right for the upbeat, song-happy Disney version of the character, but this movie is going to be dark and gritty.”

Then, it sounds like K-Stew really is the perfect choice. Stay up-to-date on this and other movie news when you follow FilmCrunch on Twitter.

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Julia Roberts Will Play Snow White’s Evil Queen

Jula RobertsWe’ve never really seen her be a villain . . . but, we’re pretty sure she’ll nail it. Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts has just signed up to play the evil Queen in the new film adaptation of Snow White -- and no, this isn’t voice-over work.

Relativity Media isn’t making this one for young kids and family audiences. Their version of the well-known fairy tale will "will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure." And while that sounds pretty dismal to us, we’re willing to hold off on judgment and hold out hope. After all, Julia Roberts is involved.

Snow White is about to get a huge boost in popular culture, which may be good news for those who are tired of Disney’s animated 1937 joint. Charlize Theron will play the Queen in Universal's Snow White and The Huntsman, and Disney is also planning a new adaptation of the original German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Roberts will go to work on the film sometime in April, and it’s scheduled for release in June 2012.

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Kristen Stewart to Play Snow White?

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart could soon be moving on from fair-skinned vampires to play the fairest one of all.

The Twilight actress is one of several actresses reportedly being considered to star in Snow White and the Huntsman, a project for Universal.

If cast, Stewart could star opposite Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen. The two are up for the title characters.

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron is set to take on the role of the Evil Queen.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: November 24, 2009

Angels & Demons DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Air America: Blu-ray
  • Angel Heart: Blu-ray
  • Angels & Demons: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Blood: The Last Vampire: Blu-ray
  • Cujo (25th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Four Christmases: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Frailty: Blu-ray
  • Funny People: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ghost in the Shell 2.0: Blu-ray
  • Gomorrah: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Imagine That: DVD

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition Blu-ray review

Snow White Blu-ray review diamond editionNot many people realize this, but Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is ‘s very first full-length animated motion picture. Some would say it is the most prized possession inside the Disney Vault, since one could argue that this movie not only pushed the still-young Disney studio well on its way to being the global powerhouse that it is today, but it also expanded and legitimized the art of animation. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first movie to be released as part of the Disney Platinum Series, which has been around for a while now. However, when it came time to get the Blu-ray treatment, Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio were both released before Snow White, as Disney wanted to get this one just right. The result? The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition Blu-ray set.

Is it worthy of the title? Journey with us as we dig deep into the Snow White Diamond Edition and find out.

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