Universal Pictures has finally found its Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth in talks to star in Snow White and the Huntsman.

We reported last week that Universal had their eye on Chris Hemsworth for the Huntsman role, although an offer had not been made at the time. Now Chris Hemsworth has accepted the role and started negotiations.

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The Huntsman search was a long one, with Viggo Mortensen once in talks to star before leaving the project. The studio also offered the part to Hugh Jackman, although he turned it down, and Joel Edgerton was considered a contender for the role as well.

The 27-year-old Chris Hemsworth will play the Huntsman, who is orignally hired by Charlize Theron's Evil Queen character to track down and kill Snow White (Kristen Stewart). However, he forms a bond with Snow White, becoming her mentor and trainer as they both team up to try and defeat the Queen. Sam Claflin also stars as Snow White's love interest, the Prince.

Rupert Sanders is directing Snow White and the Huntsman from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty. It isn't known when production will start on Snow White and the Huntsman yet.