Relativity Casts Seven Dwarfs in Snow White, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today
Also in this Thursday edition of The Broadsheet: Meg Ryan's Time may have come... Bill Nighy will lead the resistance in Total Recall... Secret Service agents get their own film... and more ahead.
· It wouldn't be a Snow White film without the Seven Dwarfs, and so say hello to the seven actors who will be playing Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Happy, and Bashful in Tarsem Singh's untitled Snow White project: Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Hancock) and Joey Gnoffo (Pirates of the Caribbean series). Mare Winningham and Michael Lerner were also added to the cast alongside the previously announced trio of Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins as Snow White. Production begins soon -- or it should, since Singh's version of Snow White is due to hit theaters in 10 months. [Press Release]
· Meg Ryan is in talks to join Long Time Gone, the directorial debut of Precious producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. Based on the April Stevens novel Angel, Angel, Gone will focus on a "broken family which is healed when the girlfriend of the youngest son moves in and changes their lives forever." Sounds like an inverse of The Greatest with Carey Mulligan and Susan Sarandon. [Variety]
· With Chloe Moretz having grown up, 11-year-old Joey King is officially the little girl of the moment, having just been cast as China Girl opposite James Franco and Mila Kunis in Oz: The Great and Powerful. King was also recently hired for The Dark Knight Rises. [Variety]
· Bill Nighy is the latest addition to the cast of Total Recall. The blockbuster-friendly character actor will play Quatto (formerly Kuato in the original version), the leader of the resistance. Since this version of Total Recall doesn't take place on Mars, don't expect Quatto to also be a disgusting mutant. [THR/Heat Vision]
· Universal is planning the Secret Service movie you've been holding out for since In the Line of Fire. Based on a Washington Post Magazine article, the project would follow a group of recruits who go through the training program. [Deadline]
· Speaking of real-life: Disney has withdrawn its trademark requests for SEAL Team 6, the elite special force that killed Osama bin Laden earlier this month. Instead of using SEAL Team 6 for merchandising and future television projects, Disney will allow the Navy to keep the name for itself. So chivalrous! [Deadline]