Emily Blunt is in negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, titled simply, The Huntsman.
Snow White and the Huntsman was released in 2012 and starred Kristin Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman, and Charlize Theron as Ravenna, the evil queen.
Emily Blunt will star as Ravenna’s sister, an evil ice queen.
The Huntsman will reportedly follow Hemsworth as he is sent on a quest to find the magic mirror. He will confront some aspects of his past as well as the angry ice queen, who is seeking revenge for her sister’s death.
The film has had a few bumps along the way, including the loss of a director. Frank Darabont left amid reports of creative differences, but Universal is expected to hire a new director this week.
Frank Darabont was also fired from The Walking Dead after a clash with AMC. He subsequently sued the network for profits he said he lost.
Darabont was the director on hits like The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. He also directed big-screen flop The Mist
Joe Roth will be the producer, with Palak Patel as the executive producer.
The Huntsman is slated to release in April of 2016.
Emily Blunt is coming right off of her success playing the baker’s wife in the highly successful film, Into the Woods.
She also recently starred alongside Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and had a role in the recently wrapped crime drama Sicario.
After Emily Blunt’s amazing performance in Into the Woods, I will be excited to see what kind of malice she can bring to the screen in The Huntsman.
What do you think of Emily Blunt playing a villain in The Huntsman?