'KStew is officially playing Snow White and her deal...will close next week,' producer tweets.
By Shawn Adler
She's been wooed by a werewolf and fallen in love with a vampire, but it won't be until her next movie that Kristen Stewart finally gets to meet Prince Charming.
The 20-year-old "Twilight" actress has been officially named the fairest of them all in the revisionist fairy tale "Snow White and the Huntsman," according to producer Palak Patel's Twitter page. The confirmation ends weeks of speculation after news leaked in January that Stewart was being targeted for the role of Snow White.
"KStew is officially playing Snow White and her deal is in final negotiations and will close next week," Patel wrote in response to fan aurastew on Twitter.
"Official confirmation coming next week," Patel tweeted shortly after. "But we are in final negotiations."
Both tweets were removed from Patel's Twitter page, but not before fans captured screen grabs of the revealing items.
Based on the legendary fairy tale, "Snow White and the Hunstman" follows the titular princess after the evil queen Ravenna calls for her death, centering on the huntsman who disobeys orders and allows the fair maiden to live. The updated story will break from convention by having the huntsman mentor and train Snow White to fight off Ravenna herself.
Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron are deep in negotiations for the roles of the huntsman and the evil queen, respectively.
For Stewart, "Snow White and the Huntsman" will mark an immediate return to tentpole filmmaking after "On the Road," based on the iconic Jack Kerouac novel of the same name, drops later this year.
Directed by Rupert Sanders, "Snow White and the Huntsman" is scheduled for release on December 21, 2012.Related Photos