"The Blind Side's" Lily Collins will play the lead role in Relativity Media's "Snow White" movie, the studio announced Friday night.
She'll join "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts in Tarsem Singh's still-untitled version of the Brothers Grimm tale.
Collins, a 22-year-old from England, is the daughter of musician Phil Collins. She played Collins Tuohy — the Sandra Bullock character's daughter — in 2009's "The Blind Side" and Lucy in 2011's "Priest." She also appeared in two episodes of "90210" in 2009.
On March 26, Relativity announced that Hammer had joined the cast as Prince Andrew Alcott. Roberts is the evil queen.
Still to be cast: the queen's henchman and a character who takes care of Snow White.
According to the studio, the movie is "a retelling of one of the most beloved fables of all-time, will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. After her evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers."
Ryan Kavanaugh ("The Fighter"), Bernie Goldman ("300") and Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour" franchise) are producing. Melisa Wallack ("Meet Bill") and Jason Keller ("Machine Gun Preacher") wrote the script.
The movie is set to be released June 29, 2012. Production is to begin in Montreal in May.
Relativity's film is one of two "Snow White" projects currently under way.
Universal Pictures is making "Snow White and the Huntsman," which has a release date of Dec. 21, 2012. Charlize Theron plays the evil queen in that version, and Kristen Stewart is in negotiations for the role of Snow White.
That film was written by Evan Daugherty. Rupert Sanders will direct.
Here's Relativity's press release:
Lily Collins is the Fairest of Them All
Actress to play title role in Relativity’s Snow White
(Beverly Hills, CA) April 1, 2011 – Relativity Media has closed a deal with The Blind Sidebreakthrough actress Lily Collins to play Snow White in its upcoming untitled Snow Whitefeature, based on the Brothers Grimm story, directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell).
Collins will star opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) who will play Prince Andrew Alcott and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts who will play the Queen. Pre-production has begun, and principal photography will start in May. The theatrical release date is set for June 29, 2012.
Relativity's Snow White, a retelling of one of the most beloved fables of all-time, will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. After her evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers.
The film's producers are Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), Bernie Goldmann (300) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). The script was written by Melissa Wallack (Meet Bill) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher).
Relativity recently had Golden Globe®-winner and seven-time Oscar®-nomineeThe Fighter in theatres, via Paramount Pictures, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams as well as Golden Globe®-winner and eight-time Oscar®-nominee The Social Network via its partnership with Sony Pictures. Looking ahead, Relativity will release David Ellis’ Shark Night 3D on September 2, 2011, followed by the highly-anticipated Immortals on November 11th, 2011, starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke.
Collins, daughter of Grammy®-winning artist, Phil Collins, and named “The One to Watch” at the 2008 Young Hollywood Awards, will be seen next in Priest, with Paul Bettany releasing May 13, 2011 and will head into production on Screen Gems’ Mortal Instruments, in which she will play the lead role of Clary Fray, after wrapping Snow White. Both films are directed by Scott Charles Stewart. She will also be starring in John Singleton’s Abduction opposite Taylor Lautner, slated to release September 23, 2011.
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To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 motion pictures. Released films have accumulated more than $15.0 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Relativity’s recent films include Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Charlie St. Cloud,Dear John, It’s Complicated, Zombieland, Couples Retreat, Get Him to the Greek, Robin Hood,and, most recently, The Fighter, Little Fockers, James Cameron's Sanctum in 3D, Season of the Witch, Take Me Home Tonight, Limitless, and The Social Network. Upcoming films for Relativity include Immortals, Shark Night 3D, Hop, Bridesmaids, and Cowboys & Aliens. 35 of the company’s films have opened at No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement,American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolfman, The Social Network and The Fighter. 53 of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.