Lily Collins Is Relativity’s Snow White
“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.