Source: The PlaylistThe Playlist
is reporting that Tom Hardy
, who was originally linked to the role of the Huntsmen in Universal Pictures Snow White and the Huntsmen
, is unable to take part in the film because of scheduling conflicts. Between McG's This Means War
and Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises
, Hardy is booked.
Instead, producers are trying to rope Johnny Depp
for the film. An offer went out, but Depp is also busy deciding whether or not he wants to make Dark Shadows
with Tim Burton, Sleeping Dogs
with Kathryn Bigelow or any of the gajillion projects he's got in development.
Meanwhile, Charlize Theron
and Depp's The Tourist
co-star Angelina Jolie
are being courted for the titular female role, though there's no word on who's closer to landing the job.
One thing is certain: as reported earlier today, the film will open on December 21st 2012, against - of all things - The Hobbit