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Julia Roberts to star as The Evil Queen in Tarsem's THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE!

Hey folks, Harry here...

Now, first off - I hate THE BROTHERS GRIMM: being tacked on to SNOW WHITE.   I'd prefer the title to be SNOW WHITE - with a possesory THE BROTHERS GRIMM'S above it, but not directly tied to the title.   There's just something dead about having their name and a colon.   Maybe I'm alone with that.

That said - Julia Roberts as an incredibly vain aging beauty of a queen that is threatened by the perfect innocent beauty of SNOW WHITE, well it's kinda perfect.  Now, we do have a very bizarre rival project coming up - as it seems that 2012 will be the year of SNOW WHITE (unless you're obsessed with THE AVENGERS like me), young talented commercial director, Rupert Sanders is helming SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN with Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen as the Huntsman.   

Now personally - I'm fascinated to see a Tarsem directed SNOW WHITE with Julia Roberts doing a bit of Baby Jane as the Evil Queen.   Tarsem's stunning production design - combined with the lyrical emotional power that he gained in THE FALL...  well, I'm curious.

Now Rupert Sanders...  he's got a tough battle here, because he is yet to be established as a feature film director.   He came very close a couple of years ago to helming a flick with Leonardo DiCaprio, but it apparently has fallen through.   I don't know if I'm curious to see his version, because we're yet to know what he's capable of in a feature story.

But for now - let's think about who should be SNOW WHITE - opposite Julia Roberts' Evil Queen.   Personally - I'm thinking Anne Hathaway.   I mean, if there is a young beautiful actress that would drive Julia crazy, it'd have to be Anne.  Right?  

I just thought.  2012 will totally be the year of the Dwarfs.   I mean, two SNOW WHITE films and THE HOBBIT?  That's at least 27 Dwarves.   That's a shit load of Jeff Mahlers...

DEADLINE broke the Julia Roberts story...

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  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Post 0


    Julia Roberts as a vain glorious evil queen in Tarsem's SNOW WHITE!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Emma Roberts for Snow

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Kind of meta and weird, right? I like it.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Wasn't there a Snow White with

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Sigourney Weaver cast as the Evil Queen?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Sasha Grey for Snow

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Just because you can't get enough Sasha Grey. Plus, you've got a great tagline for the movie: "Grey Is The New White"

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I would still do Julia Roberts...

    by kidicarus

    Still looked pretty damn hot for a middle-aged woman in that Eat Pray Love movie. Now Emma Roberts, don't get me started on her bone-worthiness.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Juila Roberts is a overrated whore!

    by BlackBriar

    her movies Suck Ass! Also she's a black hearted Bitch!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Prepare yourself for nostril flares galore

    by gruntybear

    Julia Roberts has just 2 facial expressions: with nostril flare and without. She, like Natalie Portman, can't act her way out of a paper bag.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    "2012 will totally be the year of the Dwarfs."

    by buggerbugger

    Will it still be okay to openly hate dwarves in 2012, or will it be temporarily frowned upon?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    PLEASE not Anne Hathaway!!!

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    She's ok, and a decent actress, but "fairest of them all"? No. She's got a hot body, as shown often if Love & Other Drugs ...but that face?? Let's be honest - that giant honker on her face really detracts from her looks. She'd be 1000% hotter if she got that thing taken care of.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Never got the fuss around Anne Hathaway...

    by RMA

    ...and my suggestion would be for Claire Foy - she's Disney's Snow White made flesh.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The Brothers Grimm: Ecks Vs. Sever

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Yeah, that colon thing is kind of silly.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    anne hathaway, how fucking unimaginative

    by Windowlicker74

    I'm still depressed over her being cast as catwoman and comes Harry with his bright idea. I'm happy you never made it into producing movies big guy ;-)

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Colon: The Movie

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I like associating "Julia Roberts" with "colon."

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Snow, Glass, Apples

    by SympatheticDevil

    If we're going to have a glut of Snow White movies, somebody needs to pick up Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples. After all, the girl had skin as white as snow and lips as red as blood. Clearly a vampire. Of course the heroic queen had to have her heart cut out.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Because We all love Snow White

    by SpazMatic1074

    I can't be a tool and look forward to this.. did I cound 3 films listed in that article? Did we suddenly have the desire to love Snow White so much that everyone wanted three movies? Three different versions directed by three different people under three different studios? What The Fuck?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Actually, Anne Hathaway practically has played Snow White already

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Her bit on "The Simpsons" as "Princess Penelope" was pretty fucking awesome. Also, there ain't nothing wrong with her nose. Except that it's not crushed down into my pubic hair on a regular basis.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, noon CST

    Wait! This isn't a sequel to The Brothers Grimm with Matt Damen?!?

    by impossibledreamers

    Oh wait - Heath's dead... never mind.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, noon CST

    "That's a shit load of Jeff Mahlers"

    by super grimm

    i don't know who that is, but it's funny!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I can't stand Julia Roberts or Anne Hathaway for that matter

    by Gerry

    Emma Roberts on the other hand is a hot young piece of ass

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway looks like a Clown

    by aphextwin

    A scary looking one..somehow her face looks like its photoshopped with her huge mouth and very large eyes...but its real

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal , yes...and I remember liking it.

    by FlickaPoo

    A bit darkish, as I recall.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    My vote goes to Lily Cole for Snow White

    by sweeneydave

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    i bet its currently undergoing a massive rewrite

    by charlesbronsonLIVES

    to make the evil queen more "likable". lord knows julia roberts wouldnt want to play someone totally terrible on screen when she saves that shit for real life.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Hathaway and Roberts

    by elsewhere

    that's a lot of teeth.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Emily Browning

    by TheNothing

    Might make a good Snow White.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    But is it supposed to be a Sequel?

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    Or are they using Brothers Grimm to differentiate from Disney?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    2012 will be the year of The Dark Knight Rises!

    by connor187

    The fucking Avengers! are you for real?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Roberts could be good casting.

    by blackwood

    Could be. I seem to be the only one who liked MARY REILLY. Terribly inconsistent accent aside, I thought Roberts was pretty good in it. It would be exciting to see her play something vicious and dark. I genuinely think she could pull it off, and it has the potential to be one of those roles a typecast actor takes in her later career to show she isn't fucking around anymore. Maybe. Maybe Roberts can be brave and do something interesting. And I'm always interested in what Tarsem's doing. As for Snow White herself... sure, Hathaway. It would be nice symmetry. Sort of like the meta-casting of BLACK SWAN. I love Germanic mythology stuff. Second to Norse. So I don't mind a few Grimm's every now and then. But colon titles are dumb.

  • ...a watered down cash-grab of an attempt to continue the story. The original is all about a future savior of the world, but once you get to see him in action it's kind of a letdown. it doesn't retroactively fuck up the original, but you have to consciously block it out.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    ...ooops. ↑ That was for the Noah TB...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sorry about that.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    "Let my peepul go vit me if dey vant to liff"

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Tarsem knows visuals, now he needs to learn how to tell a story.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    2012 the

    by Wormie1

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    2012 the

    by Wormie1

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    2012 the

    by Wormie1

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    2012 the

    by Wormie1

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    2012 "the year of Snow White"?

    by Wormie1

    Yeah, I'm not interested in The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Superman: The Man of Steel, the Spidey reboot, "The" Wolverine, John Carter of Mars, Prometheus, The Hobbit - I'm all about Snow White!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Let the Tripiness Begin!!!!

    by ZoeFan

    Big Tarsem fan! Loved The Cell and The Fall.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    So Julia is officially a crone.

    by Sepulchrave

    Susan Sarandon and the rest can give her a party.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    So Julia Roberts is officially a old lady now

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    I guess time does passes by.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Dudes... weird near-double subject line post...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...freaking me out, man...

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    That was weird

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    I mean, weird as fuck. I think I'm gonna take some time away from this site.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Tarsem gained a lot of creed with me thanks to THE FALL

    by AsimovLives

    That man will need to really fuck up to erode the good will i have on him. Can't wait for his next movie he's making. That it also stars Freida Pinto sure helps.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Emily Browning as Snow White? Brillant.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I'd still do Julia Roberts, too

    by theDORK

    Pity she never delivered the goods to her fans, gratuitous nudity-wise. I'm talking full frontal AND full backal. It's always an interesting discussion when we try to figure just how many men she could simultaneously please with that Bermuda Triangle wide mouth of hers. Alas, the film adaptation of Snow White will not provide the answer, either.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Julia Roberts is an irritating star...

    by AsimovLives

    ... but she is a good actress, when she bothers. And her playing the villain role? She will have a field day with that. She will love to play a bad guys and shed that "nice girl" image that has shackled her for two decades already.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    stereotypical evil archer

    by AsimovLives

    Tarsen showed pretty good stills at telling a story in THE FALL.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    No depth to Tarsem's characters.

    by Josh

    Has anybody ever seen Tarsem and M. Night in the same place, at the same time?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    A dark twist on a beloved childrens fav.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    How creative, a remake of SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR

    by Kontarsky

    Seriously, this was already done with Sigourney Weaver and Miroslav Taborsky played her brother. And Sam Fuckin Neil was in it! Why bother remaking such excellence with unbearable actors when the original had GOOD ones? Go check the IMDB board for it. It's nearly a cult favourite.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Julia Roberst - full frontal nudity

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Will she finally get around to doing it when she's even older and sagging....and absolutely noone wants to see the good anymore? I hate when actresses do that. It's like they think to themselves "wow I better get naked for my art before I die"

  • Moriarty Morality Mulalaala Molalality He loves the Tarsem

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Lyrical Emotional Power in The Fall..???

    by D o o d

    Are you kidding me...? That film and also The Cell were horrible films. As pop videos they pass with flying colours, but as films the narative was just aweful!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Now there's some typecasting!

    by AnnoyYou

    No one could find a bigger bitch, I'm sure. Roberts is a natural.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Julia Roberts...ugh, Anne Hathaway...ugh

    by mypalfish

    ugh on the whole thing

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST

    The Fall was brilliant.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Snow White should be........

    by Jim

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Snow White should be played by....

    by Jim

    Jodelle Ferland. Hands down. No doubt. Nuff said...

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Truth be told...

    by theDORK's been years since I even bothered to pay money to see a Julia Roberts film. Don't care enough. Julia + nudity + sperm + face = my paying to see one of her films now. Otherwise - pass.