Sean Bean is an incredible talent. Not just because the man has been working for over 25 years in nearly 100 projects, but because he knows a good thing when he’s hit it. In the past decade, since his role as Boromir in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bean has managed to make a name for himself in the fantasy realm.
From Red Riding: In the Year of our Lord to Black Death and most recently Game of Thrones, the man knows he looks good wearing armor and weilding a sword, so why fix something that isn’t broken? It turns out he’s keeping with that motto as he’ll be portraying the king in Relativity Media’s upcoming Snow White film.
Bean will soon close a deal to play Snow White’s father, whose kingdom is destroyed by Roberts’ evil Queen.
Lily Collins stars as Snow White, while Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer co-star as her wicked stepmother and princely love interest, respectively.
Relativity will release Tarsem Singh’s family-friendly Snow White movie on March 16, 2012, more than two months before Universal opens its rival project “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Always nice when you see an actor so set in his roles that he isn’t afraid of the dreaded stereotyping that has plagued so many great actors and stopped them from being great. And if you know anything about Sean Bean’s history in having his character die on-screen, you can expect a not-so timely death for this King.
Be sure to check back here as we bring you more on this untitled Snow White project leading up to the film’s release next year.