Universal was searching for a male lead role for Snow White and the Huntsman.I didn’t expect it to be the prince role honestly, apparently it is.
According to Deadline the role has gone to Sam Claflin, the 24-year-old actor who appears as the fresh-faced youth in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and also has a role in the upcoming fantasy effort The Seventh Son, opposite Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.
The tale focuses more on the relationship between the princess and the huntsman, who in the original fairy tale is charged with taking her into the woods and killing her.
As I understood, in this version, Snow White and the older man join forces and must fight their way through the woods; in the process he teaches her survival skills.
Where does the prince fit in all this? I’m not sure. I thought there would be romance between the huntsman and Snow White, played by Kristen Stewart.
Snow White and the Huntsman is still set to start shooting in the fall in time for a December 21, 2012 release date; Charlize Theron is also on board to play the wicked queen.