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Published On: Mon, May 11th, 2015

Sam Claflin confirmed for ‘The Huntsman’ with Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

The cast continues to grow for the sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman, excluding Snow White herself (Kristen Stewart) as Sam Claflin is the latest to board the fantasy spinoff, joining Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, and Nick Frost.

Simply titled The Huntsman, TheWrap reports that Claflin will returns as William, Snow White’s childhood friend. He basically fills the prince role from the classic Snow White fairy tale. Claflin will have a small supporting role in The Huntsman, although just how he figures into the story is unclear.

“The sequel expands the universe established in the first film to reveal how the fates of Eric the Huntsman (Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Theron) intersected before they met Snow White (Stewart),” the Wrap reports.”Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct from a script by Frank Darabont, who strengthened earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth returns to produce, while Palak Patel will executive produce,” they summarize.
Slash Film notes that The Huntsman picks up with Queen Ravenna (Theron) and Eric the Huntsman (Hemsworth) years before Snow White ever entered their lives. Eric goes in search for a magic mirror, which stirs up some bad blood between him and the Snow Queen (Blunt), who also happens to be Ravenna’s sister.

Frost returns as a dwarf, accompanied by Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach, and Sheridan Smith who were not in the first film. Chastain’s role has not been revealed.

Claflin currently stars as Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games franchise, which wraps up this fall with Mockingjay – Part 2. He’s also known for appearing in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and was recently said to be circling Star Wars: Rogue One.

Outside of big-budget action franchises, Claflin’s resume includes the romantic comedy Love, Rosie, the thriller The Riot Club, and the horror The Quiet Ones. In addition, he recently signed on for a biopic of 1970s U.K. soccer legend Robin Friday.

The Snow White-less The Huntsman opens April 22, 2016.

Sam claflin in Snow White and the Huntsman

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