Julia Roberts to play evil queen in 'Snow White'
February 9th, 2011
11:56 AM ET

Julia Roberts to play evil queen in 'Snow White'

Julia Roberts can now add "evil queen" to her resume, as the 43-year-old actress has landed a part in Relativity’s upcoming “Snow White” remake.

“The Brothers Grimm: Snow White,” which puts a “new, edgy and modernized spin on the original classic fairy tale,” according to a Relativity release, is due out in 2012.

“Julia was our first and only choice to play the Queen,” producer Ryan Kavanaugh said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “She is an icon, and we know that she will make this role her own in a way that no one else could.”

But Roberts isn’t the only evil queen in Hollywood at the moment.

“The Brothers Grimm” is one of two “Snow White” productions in the works. “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which could feature Charlize Theron as the villainous royal, is also due out in 2012.

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  1. moe

    Julia is still looking good at age 43. I think she will be good playing the evil queen.

    yours truly,

    Need some staying power?

    February 10, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. D

    LMAO! Lohan lol...I don't know how the movie is going to be-re-making disney movies is risky it could be good or really bad, and as far a Julia Roberts playing the evil witch- I'd like to see her play a very different role than what she usually does. I really loved Erin Brockavitch(I think thats how you spell it) because she played out the role perfectly and the story was very good especially since it was based on a true story.

    February 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. treewizard

    Its not that shes a bad actress, just cant see her playing that role...

    February 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pfft

    Let me guess...Lindsay Lohan is playing Snow White...

    February 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. light

    Why cant they stop Trying 2 remake old movies why cant they just leave the snow white movie alome and go make there own dam movie

    February 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Maria*

    YAaaayy where is Charlize she would have been perfect for the part but no they want to get old played out Julia Roberts I guess they want an ole american movie star

    February 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fonz01

    This movie will suck. Hollywood has done nothing more than make remakes of great films. They are in a mind set that all a movie has to have in it to be a success is special effects. Hollywood is washed up and the era of talented directors, actors and writers is long gone.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gen

    I've have been and always will be a Julia Roberts fan. Can't wait to see it!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Me

    I used to be a fan of hers years and years ago up through Erin Brockovich, now not so much. To me she doesnt seem to switch it up anymore, she plays everything the same way. The role has to embrace her, not the other way around. To me that doesn't scream good actress. To those who like her, well here's another film for ya, but I won't be watching based on her casting. Perhaps if they have other intereting actors/actresses cast.

    My first reaction to this news was what happened to Charlize? So glad they are continuing with that version.

    Oh and Hollywood is scared to spend the money on anything original anymore. It's all about the bottom-line, not creativity.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Floor

    They should have gotten Sarah Palin to play the role.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. manny

    All the people posting negative crap are 99% ugly,stupid and hillbillish...oh, did I mention!,ugly...always cutting down others because their lives are a mess...losers

    February 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. aquafinafloe

    Hollywood suks ass i love julie!!

    February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sasha


    February 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..must be something in the air today. Damn you people can be brutal 🙂 . I hope they keep to the story and don't have Snow White choking on a banana instead of an apple.lol

    February 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Remakes Rock

    I am hoping for another remake to Breakin...Electric Boogaloo was a classic.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. mad hater

    She's cabbage, thought this broad was gonna retiya

    February 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  17. WooooW

    'America's Sweetheart'??.....well her nose is definitely big enoug...LMAO!!

    February 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Toya

    Why are they re-making Snow White? It was fine to begin with. I guess Hollywood's plan to take already great movie, tweek it a bit so it's somewhat original, and the put it out so that people cling to the original movie even more. If that plan is true, The Wizard of Oz and Citizen Kane will be next.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. qwho

    They should have casted a British actor to play the queen

    February 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Unicorn-2

    Boy! They missed the bet ..... the perfect choiice would have been Catherine Zeta Jones, always my ideal choice for the "Evil Queen". But then of course, they wouild have a problem casting Snow White becasue there are very few actresses more beautiful than Jones, and it would have been a hard sell getting the mirror to acknowledge the younger star was the more beautful of the two.

    February 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Batman

    Thank you! Finally some recognition!

    February 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Charlie Sheen

    I got some money to give julia to make the pretty woman sequel in my bedroom...just dont talk julia..got a big horse mouth and big teeth like bababooey...

    February 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  23. 808

    you are so beautiful.......
    just incredible the way you smile and handle yourself.

    February 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Shirley

    Wow some of these comments are really mean and so untrue. It goes without saying she is a fantastic actress, just look at her body of work! She has always seemed to be a kind person as well so I don't understand the mean jabs..unless your 300 lbs sitting on your couch eating bon-bon's whilst typing hateful remarks because you are jealous of her beauty? That is being very small and very petty..I cannot wait to see it, I hope they really put a spin on the story like Tim Burton did on Alice. Julia~ you go girl!

    February 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. patricia

    Give her a chance. A real actress can play any role!

    February 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  26. rocksie

    i agree....hollywood is putting out nothing but remakes! Come on...wheres the imagination and creativity?!

    February 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. sarah

    julia is a great actor but , i dont think they should be making a snow white , how lame

    February 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  28. jurby

    all you haters really need to seriously reevaluate your taste in actors. i think Julia will make a fantastic evil queen in 'Snow White' and i personally can't wait to see her in it.

    February 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Superhiro

    Except Batman.

    February 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Superhiro

    I'm more worried that they're remaking Snow White to begin with. Has hollywood literally run out of ideas? Everything now is a remake, or a reimagining, or a reboot, or a retelling, and they're never, NEVER better than the original.

    February 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jax

      I completely agree. How can anyone possibly remake this instant classic? Snow White was my favorite Disney movie as a child and this new movie idea makes me want to vomit. You couldn't put together the best cast in the world to make this movie good.

      February 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. athenamix

    U people r stupid dont hate becouse shes got more talent in her small toe the u people who do u think u r no one has the right to judge get alife

    February 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ athenamix

      What's stupid is your comment... what's wrong? Too lazy / incompetent to write out full words?

      February 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Sandy

    She won't even have to act the part. Perfect casting!!!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mikeli

    Y. There are other bankable stars out there. She's done n overpaid. Nothing exciting here.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  34. *POOT*

    With the talentless IDIOT, Ms Roberts involvement, this is really gonna STINK!

    February 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • you are wrong

      Talent or talentless (BTW she has won awards before so I don't know what you're talking about), it doesn't matter. Look at that face... fits an evil witch perfectly.

      February 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |

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