04/06/2011 05:50 pm ET Updated Jun 06, 2011

Hugh Jackman Offered 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Role

Hugh Jackman knows a thing or two about playing the rugged hero, and he may be lining up another epic role.

Deadline reports that Universal has offered Jackman the role of the Huntsman in their upcoming Snow White film adaptation, "Snow White and the Huntsman." The film already stars Kristen Stewart as the titular princess and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen.

The studio thought they might have their lead man in Viggo Mortensen, but he recently dropped out of contract negotiations. Jackman became available when his expected "Wolverine" film lost director Darren Aronofsky. He was recently in India accepting an award, and told the press there that he was interested in pursuing Bollywood roles.

The film will be a re-imagining of the fairy tale. Jackman, or whoever gets the role, will play a Huntsman that is charged with killing Snow White in a forest, but instead begins to train her for combat.

The film, which will open in December 2012, rivals Relativity's Snow White film, "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White." That movie will feature Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen.

For more, click over to Deadline.