We first started to get wind of The Robber, Austrian director Benjamin Heisenberg‘s account of the true story of a marathon runner who robs banks, when it hit a couple festivals last year. It was promptly snapped up by Sony for a possible remake, but in the meantime the well-received original is getting a limited release in the States. Check out a trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s been rumored for the past month or so that Kristen Stewart would be starring in Snow White and the Huntsman, one of three Snow White-themed films in the works, and we finally have confirmation. Producer Palak Patel has tweeted that the Twilight actress is in the final stages of negotiation and will officially sign next week. Though his tweets were quickly deleted, this being the Internet, at least one person managed to grab an image before they were taken down. Patel’s tweets read as follows:
@aurastew KStew is officially playing Snow White and her deal is in final negotiations and will close next week.
@cenup official confirmation coming next week. But we are in final negotiations.
Stewart will be joining previously confirmed stars Charlize Theron, who will play the evil queen, and Viggo Mortensen, who will play the titular huntsman. Rupert Sanders is directing. Snow White and the Huntsman is due out late next year and is scheduled to start shooting in August. [Deadline, MTV]
After the jump, more similarly themed films duke it out as Andrew Garfield and Ewan McGregor consider signing on to two different bank robbery projects, and Alec Baldwin joins Rock of Ages.
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The Robber, from Austrian director Benjamin Heisenberg, hasn’t had time to establish a presence in the States — it just opened in Germany in March after a premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. A few local festival appearances, like ones at the Seattle and New York Film Festivals, is all the release the movie has had here. But Sony has picked up rights to remake the film anyway, so we could soon see a domestic version of the tale about marathon runner Johann Rettenberger, who had a habit of robbing banks in between marathons. Read More »