UPDATE: While we’re at it, Vulture is citing an exclusive that Julia Roberts will play the evil queen in Relativity Media’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. Deadline told you that on December 13. All this begs two questions: What constitutes an exclusive? And why is Hollywood so transfixed with the zillion year old story of Snow White? THR had an actual exclusive the other day that Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt has boarded Disney’s long-gestating Francis Lawrence-directed action pic Snow and the Seven (though I can report Scott Rudin has stepped off that picture as producer). Hollywood, as it often does when it observes an unexpected success like the billion dollar-grossing Alice in Wonderland, is going to beat this fairy tale thing like a rented mule (there’s also a heated race going on with The Wizard of Oz), until flops slow the trend.
EARLIER: Hard to get all hot and bothered over Hollywood Reporter’s so called just-published “exclusive” that Twilight Saga’s Kristen Stewart is negotiating to play the title character opposite Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, when Deadline actually told you the information exclusively exactly one week ago.
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