We've long known that Charlize Theron would play Kristen Stewart-as-Snow White's evil stepmother in "Snow White and the Huntsman," the radical, warrior-style retelling of the classic fairytale. Now, the rest of the on-the-run princess' family has been revealed.
Producer Palak Patel tweeted Friday that Noah Huntley and Liberty Ross would play the king and queen parents of Snow White in the upcoming film, adding a veteran and a newcomer to the star-studded cast. Huntley is coming off another medieval turn, as the head knight in the stoner spoof, "Your Highness," though he'll play a more noble -- if more foolish -- character in this one.
Ross, on the other hand, has yet to appear in a film; she makes her big screen debut in Madonna's upcoming flick, "W.E," which has its own royal storyline. Ross plays, according to Vogue UK, one of King Edward VIII's mistresses before he abdicates the throne in the face of war in the 1930s. If it sounds familiar, it's also part of the story told in last year's Oscar winner, "The King's Speech."
In addition to Stewart and Theron, the two join Chris Hemsworth, who plays the titular Huntsman, and Sam Claflin, who takes on the role of Prince Charming.
The film's unconventional costumes and storyline were revealed at Comic-Con in July as it tries to separate itself from a pack that now not only includes a Relativity-produced Lily Collins-starring traditional take on the tale, which co-stars Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Armie Hammer as the Prince, but also a China-set radical retelling coming from Disney.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that the studio releasing The Lilly Collins-starring film is Summit. The correct studio is Relativity.
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