Universal Wants You to See Its Snow White Film First, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

kristen-stewart-300.jpgAlso in this Monday edition of The Broadsheet: A trio of leading ladies joins Michael Cera in Magic... Gemma Arterton times two... the Highlander reboot is still happening... and more ahead.

· Fresh off casting Chris Hemsworth, Universal has decided to move Snow White and the Huntsman up on the release date calendar. The film -- which also co-stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron -- was originally slated for December of 2012, but will now arrive in theaters on June 1, 2012. That means it's set to open 28 days before Relativity Media's The Brothers Grimm: Snow White instead of six months after. Me-ow. To facilitate the switch, Universal has also moved the still-untitled fourth film from Judd Apatow -- which was originally set for June 1 -- back to December. [Deadline]

· Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Juno Temple have been added to the cast of Magic, Magic, opposite Michael Cera. The film -- which is scheduled to shoot this summer -- is a thriller about a girl who slowly starts to go mad while vacationing with friends in Chile. [Variety]

· And now for the Gemma Arterton portion of The Broadsheet: The actress will co-star with Saoirse Ronan in Neil Jordan's Byzantium, about a mother-daughter vampire team... [THR]

· ...and also co-star in Neil LaBute's Crooked House, an adaptation of the Agatha Christie story with Julie Andrews, Gabriel Byrne and Matthew Goode. This concludes the Gemma Arterton portion of The Broadsheet. [Variety]

· RCR Media will join Summit Entertainment to co-finance a reboot of Highlander. Neal H. Moritz's Original Films is producing, with Fast Five's Justin Lin attached to direct. [THR/Heat Vision]

· With Ben Affleck having passed, Baz Luhrmann is still looking for a Tom Buchanan for his version of The Great Gatsby. Joel Edgerton and Luke Evans are reportedly vying for the role. [THR]


  • They're going to adapt Crooked House of all Agatha Christie stories? Wow. I mean, it's my favorite (and was Christie's, too), but the ending's a bit dark.

  • The Winchester says:

    Are there any 80s franchise sequels/restarts that Justin Lin will say no to?