Apparently, Viggo Mortensen won't be starring in Snow White and the Huntsmen because he's better than that. His camp didn't say that in so many words, but, given his choice of roles, it's hard not to believe that was the motivating factor for passing. Since as long as he has been acting, Mortensen has taken on interesting roles that...aren't like Snow White and the Huntsman. Save for Lord of the Rings, but that doesn't count for some reason.

Of course, this isn't the only high-profile role that Vigs has dodged in recent weeks. He gracefully weaseled out of consideration from Superman: Man of Steel as well, giving the finger to Hollywood excess so that he may pursue roles in which he nakedly stabs Russian gangsters in bathhouses. I'm on board with that career path 100%.

The project still has principals Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron attached, but the breakdown of talks, coupled with recent news that Tarsem's other Snow White project, Th Brothers Grimm: Snow White will beat this project to the gate by six months doesn't bode well for this project that now seems to half rest on Kristen Stewart's slumpy, brooding shoulders with the other half pressing down on Charlize Theron, making her tiny, tiny back stiffen... (Playlist)