Cafe Conversations | Meet The New Snow White.

Lily Collins, our new Snow White,  thou art here.  Lily has been picked to play the lead role in Relativity Media’s  “Snow White” movie.  Lilly was not a front-runner of mine.  So, what do I know!  She is adorable though.   Lilly played the daughter in the movie  “The Blind Side.”  And just happens to be the daughter of singer Phil Collins.  Yeah, Snow White did sing and dance right?  What I do know is that Lily is adorable.

Lily Collins-Snow White

On February 5, 2011, my post reflected the very different ideas of just how Snow White and her pals should be portrayed.  I poked a bit of fun here and there regarding the cast choices.   To read that post, click on the link below.   I am still quite curious though,  about the studio’s vision of  the Seven Dwarfs.   CG  perhaps?  Little people?  Cartoon?

https://cafetodaymyblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/where-art-thou-snow-white-3/

Armie Hammer of the “The Social Network” will join Lily as her Prince and  Julia Roberts joins  in this still untitled version.  Hmmm!  Any guesses on who Julia will play?  You will only need one!

Armie Hammer-The Prince

Lily 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”.

On March 26, Relativity Media announced that Armie Hammer had joined the cast as Prince Andrew Alcott.  Snow White’s rescuer.  Julia Roberts will portray the evil queen.  See, I told you one guess is all you needed!  She can do that job quite nicely.

         Still to be cast: The queen’s henchman (What?  What henchman?)  and a character who takes care of Snow White.  A nurse?  Another What?  The 7 dwarfs took care of her last time.   This is really different.

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 Snow White’s evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom,  What?   (that’s Comedy?)  Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers.”   Wow!  This is really going to be different.  But, I have high-ho  hopes this will be a really good movie.

Production is set to begin in Montreal in May 2011.    The movie is set to be released June 29, 2012. Relativity’s film is one of two “Snow White” projects currently under way.** UPDATE: New Release date is March 2012

Julia Roberts-The Evil Queen

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.  Kristen Stewart!  Say it is not so?  A darker, sulkier version no doubt.

Hi Ho!  Moviegoers.

First Look    https://cafetodaymyblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/cafe-conversations-first-look-snow-white-is-ready-for-her-close-up/

Name The New Snow white Movie   https://cafetodaymyblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/cafe-today-name-the-new-snow-white-movie/

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 imbd.com