Actress Charlize Theron may be taking on the villain role in Snow White and the Huntsman. This news comes just days after we reported that Angelina Jolie was showing interest in the project.

The Playlist indicates that Charlize Theron has a gap in her schedule since Mad Max: Fury Road got delayed until 2012.

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Tom Hardy is also close to signing onto Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman. Hardy was slated to star in Mad Max: Fury Road alongside Theron.

The movie, which will be helmed by first-time director Rupert Sanders from a script by Evan Daugherty, is a different take on the Snow White tale. Tom Hardy will, if cast, play the Huntsman, who is hired by the evil queen Ravenna, the role Charlize Theron is eyeing, to find her stepdaughter. When the Huntsman learns that Ravenna really wants the stepdaughter killed, he becomes her mentor as they plan their escape from Ravenna's clutches together.

The Playlist reveals that Angelina Jolie won't be available for the role, since she'll be in post-production on the Bosnian War movie she is currently directing.