Cafe Today| Meet Lily Collins, Kristen Stewart as Snow White

Lily Collins-Snow White via Relativity Studios

Lily Collins looks like a fantasy – real but not real.  Of course, Snow White is a tale of fantasy from the minds of the brothers Grimm.  Ever since Walt Disney animated the story, it was never viewed the same way.  

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The new Snow White Movie is due in 2012.  Tarsem Singh is the director on this one.  This officially untitled family version is due for release in  March 2012.  Much earlier than the December 2012 release date given prior.  Perhaps it is due much in part to the rival studio – Universal – and its race at warp speed to the finish line.  Timing is everything. 

Concept Art for Snow White Movie Poster

Great Concept Art Poster. A sad little Kingdom from what was.  I can sort of get that fantasy feel for this movie.  The studio is taking a while to put a name on this project.  A name people, a name!

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Speaking of names.  Lily Collins as Snow White.  Julia Roberts as the evil Queen, Snow’s wicked step-mother.  Julia also gets top billing.  Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott.  Sean Bean, Nathan Lane and a host of others to round out thecast. 

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Apparently this movie is not getting a G rating either, as it will have many action scenes.  A dark twist on the classic fairy tale, in which Snow White and the seven dwarfs look to reclaim their destroyed kingdom.  I hear Lily is doing her best to kick some butt in this film.  Her pay back to her evil step mother, Snow White must fight for her legacy and truth.  Cool!   This is a comedic action version of Snow White. I cannot wait for the 7 dwarfs. If Lily, as Snow White looks this great, I can only imagine the dwarfs being very interesting. OK!, OK!  I am a 7-year-old at heart.  Don’t care.  I think Lily is adorable!

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And then there is the other movie….

Kristen Stewart - Snow White & The Huntsman via Universal Studios

Based on the poster, it seems more like a “Joan of Arc meets King Arthur, meets Robin Hood” ?  Universal Studios version is titled Snow White and the Huntsman.  Release date is set for June 2012.   This movie has been touted as the  ” dark, epic action film   Snow White and the Huntsman.”   Snow White teams up with the Huntsman, to fight the evil Queen.  Snow learns to ride horses, wield a sword and battle armies of the Queens soldiers.  Boy, this is not Disney!

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The movie is directed by Rupert Sanders, starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron  as The Evil Queen.   See,  I had written last year that the Kristen Stewart version would be darker, sulkier, etc.  No!  I wasn’t being mean, it is how it is.   SPOILER ALERT!  We will find out in this movie why there are 7 dwarfs—when the movie begins there are 8 dwarfs.  I dwarf dies.   No Yucks here!  On that note… There seems to be a bit of wrangling  for a PG-13  rating by the studio.  Those in the know are saying there is an R rating headed their way.  Humm!  I am beginning to understand a bit more.   So, PG-13 does not seem as quite the stretch for this Snow White and the quarrelsome 7.  We shall see!

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I look forward to seeking out new details and tid-bits as they become available.  Counting Down The Days………

Cafe Today | Where Art Thou Snow White ?

Hi Hoooo!   Apparently two rival Studios are looking for the new Snow White.  A live action version of the much adored Disney animated film is now in the works.  I say it could be OK!  Could be a great family movie or could be a really nice, more mature version if they choose.  Probably more of a family flick, eh!  Relativity Media and Universal Studios may be rolling out 2 rival films.  I am sure they will be different in oh, so many ways.  Number one would be casting of the film.   My casting ideas may not be the same as the studios would be however.  We have all seen roles given to the wrong people before. Oh, so many times.   Here are my suggestions:

  1.   Snow White    Alyson Michalka from Easy A          Or…      perhaps Nina Dobrev of Vampire Diaries

Nina Dobrev


Maybe even  Ellen Page from Juno as a wise cracking Snow White!  

Ellen Page


        For a more mature version however,   definitely Anne Hathaway.   Perfect!  Ooo! And what about Kiera Knightly?  Natalie Portman is expecting so no go on that.

        One studio has been letting it be known for a while that Kristen Stewart has been their choice for Snow White!  What?     Wait, wait!     You mean the same Kristen Stewart of Twilight?  What are they thinking? Kristen is a highly paid actress who does not really act. Yet, movie-goers continue paying to watch her not act.    *Read my discussion group report below.*    In, my opinion Kristen’s on screen presence consists of sulking, quite bewildered , pissed off and wait for it…….rigidity.   This is not really a review of Twilight.   I am talking about a new Snow White.  The role could be best played by a young fresh upcoming actress.

2.     Wicked Queen      Angelica Houston has my vote  

Angelica Houston

 or ……Sigourney Weaver would be superb.  

Sigourney Weaver

Charleze Theron and Julia Roberts are being considered for this role.   Eww!

3.   Her Handsome Prince Alcott    Matthew Goode from Leap Year.  Cute and a nice speaking voice. 

Matthew Goode

Or…. Steve Bacic from X Files and Andromeda.  Cute huh!

Steve Bacic

         This is a real dilemma though.  I need help on this one.  People are saying Johny Depp or Tom Hardy.  No.  That’s not going to work.  Help!   If the story is for young people, maybe Zac Efron?  The peanut gallery wants Dear John actor, Channing Tatum?  The prince role may just be the most difficult.  Please, no more Disney people.  Or, Twilight people.

4.   Dwarf Posse  

          Those Marauding Barbarian Vikings from the Capital One Card commercials might be a good choice.  With the help of CG they would be made much smaller.   The Munchkins from the Wizard Of Oz are all gone now.   Hmmm?    And, please no one say Zack Galifianakis.

Well that is it for me. What do you think about the remake and casting suggestions?  Leave your comments below.  I would love to know what you think!

**  Side Note:   I will say it again.  The same 20 people get 90% of the acting roles.  Not all of the 20 can act in everything, right.   C’mon movie execs.  Put a fresh face out there for us movie lovers to watch.**  

Group Review:    **In the interest of fairness, I sat down with a few viewers, ages 14 to 62, to have another go at Twilight and have a bit of a discussion.  Results:  Some were remembering parts of the book to fill in dialogue and scenes from Twilight.   So were they recalling scenes or having the book play out in their head? Some were caught up in the “love story” of Twilight.    Me, I am still shocked Kristen made movie number 2 and so on.  Same opinion as before.**


Snow White & Her 7 Dwarfs

 Photos courtesy of Disney Studios and