Sean Bean is the King in Tarsem Singh's Snow White

Game Of Thrones star joins the fairytale

Sean Bean is in final negotiations to join Tarsem Singh's as-yet untitled Snow White movie, according to Heat Vision.

The actor, and all-round top northern geezer, will play Snow White's father, the king, in one of many competing adaptations of the fairytale story.

To clear up any confusion, this one stars Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as the eponymous beauty and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. Armie Hammer is also onboard as the handsome, and no doubt charming, Prince Andrew (no, not that one).

The project's closest rival is Snow White And The Huntsman, which stars Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the title roles, and boasts Charlize Theron as the wicked sorceress. Huntsman has recently added Nick Frost to its impressive collection of dwarves.

Bean should at least bring gravitas to Tarsem Singh's movie, which is guaranteed to be hugely stylish if it's anything like his previous output.

Having starred in The Lord Of The Rings and, more recently, HBO's Game Of Thrones, Bean is pretty experienced in this fantasy lark.

Singh's Snow White is expected to open in March 2012, ahead of Snow White And The Huntsman, which is due in June that year.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 16th 2011, 20:26

      Winter Is Coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • FBALee

      Jul 17th 2011, 5:10

      Love Sean Bean, so this is awesome. Hilarious that there are two Snow White projects being released within months of each other.. I will see both, but like the overall casting of Snow White a bit more than Snow White and the Huntsmen. Plus, Singh is a visionary. I'm sure Charlize Theron will be most excellent, though. And can I just add that Bean was AWESOME in Game of Thrones? Love the books, and he portrayed Lord Stark perfectly. And I'm thrilled that Peter Dinklage received an Emmy nom, because his Tyrion was spectacular.

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