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Hemsworth offered role of Huntsman

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Actor Chris Hemsworth has been offered the role of the huntsman in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman. Viggo Mortensen and Hugh Jackman were previously linked to the role. Hemsworth’s latest film, Thor, topped the box office last weekend, which led to him landing the part. Kristen Stewart is reportedly in talks to play Snow White, and Charlize Theron will play the role of the evil queen. Rupert Sanders is set to direct the picture, which will be released by Universal. In the original story, as well as Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937), the queen orders the huntsman to take Snow White into the woods and take her life, but he lets her go instead. In this new version, the huntsman acts like a mentor to Snow White, teaching her to fight and survive. Sam Claflin has already been cast as Snow White’s prince and true love. The film will be released Dec. 21, 2012.