Could Sean Bean be typecasting himself? Or does he realize no one can play a gruff. medieval badass like he can? I’m going to choose the latter, because we already know Bean typifies badass. Throw him in some chain mail, he’s still a badass. Bean has really made a name for himself with these epic fantasy roles. He played Boromir in The Fellowship of the Ring and Ned Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, both to much acclaim. And he’s finally rising to the ranks of king with this latest role as The King (duh!) in Tarsem Singh‘s Snow White. Note, don’t confuse this with the other Snow White move, starring the mopey girl form Twilight and the god of thunder himself, Thor.
In this version of Snow White, which will stay truer to the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Bean will play the supporting role of Snow White’s father, the King, who loses his wife when Snow White is born and then remarries the woman (Julia Roberts) who will eventually grow to resent and shun Snow White, setting the story off in motion. Then it’s the seven dwarfs, mirror on the wall, poison apple, you know the rest.
Snow White is set to release in March of 2012, sooner than Snow White and the Hunstman, making it the first Snow White picture in year where we’ll already have too many Snow White films.