Emily Blunt together with her husband actor John Krasinski (Photo : REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
After portraying the role of the baker's wife in the recently released "Into the Woods" movie, Emily Blunt is now slated to play a lead role in the upcoming "The Huntsman" movie.
According to an exclusive report of The Wrap, Blunt is having negotiations with Universal for her to be part of the "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel. The report said the actress is set to play the role of Snow Queen, the evil sister of Ravenna. The report said its sources for the information are "multiple individuals with knowledge of the project." Blunt's representatives have not yet confirmed or commented on the matter. Blunt is known for her roles in the movies "The Devil Wears Prada," "Edge of Tomorrow," and "The Adjustment Bureau."
Meanwhile, the same news outlet reported that Frank Darabont is no longer the director of the sequel and that a new director is expected to be included soon.
This was confirmed by a separate exclusive report from Deadline which said that "creative differences" was cited as the main reason for the director to leave.
"[T]he partnership ended amicably, which is probably a nice change of pace for Darabont. Also, he may have left after actually watching the first film and realizing that he would be directing a sequel about a guy whose sole character trait is 'good at swinging an ax'," A.V. Club reported.
Darabont is known for the movies "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile," and "The Mist."
Here are some other details about the film.
In the sequel, Chris Hemsworth returns as Eric, the Huntsman while Charlize Theron is retained as Ravenna, reports The Wrap. It is still unclear whether Kristen Stewart who played the role of Snow White in the first movie directed by Rupert Sanders would be back in the sequel. The 2012 movie "Snow White and the Huntsman" earned nearly $400 million. It had a budget of $170 million. The movie again centers on the Huntsman who is going on a quest to look for the stolen magic mirror. On his way to finding it, the Huntsman then faces off with the Snow Queen, who seeks revenge for her sister's death.
Coming Soon meanwhile said the movie is actually a prequel as it centers on the fates of the Huntsman and Ravenna before they met Snow White.
The Wrap said the movie is produced by Joe Roth, who is known for movies "Maleficent" and "Alice in Wonderland," while Palak Patel is listed as executive producer. The current draft for the screenplay was written by Darabont together with Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. "The Huntsman" is set to be released on April 22 next year.