Rupert Sanders' wife has banned him from directing Snow White and the Huntsman 2.
The 41-year-old filmmaker was lined up to return to the helm for the sequel but Liberty Ross has warned him to stay away if he wants to save their marriage following the revelation he cheated on her with the film's star Kristen Stewart.
"Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. They are trying to work things out after he was caught having an affair, and that is one of the sticking points. She just doesn't want him to ever work with Kristen again. Rupert is obviously disappointed because Snow White and the Huntsman was his directorial debut, and he had hoped on building on that with a follow-up after some decent reviews. But he knows his actions were inexcusable, and he's going to have to bite the bullet and listen to his wife on this one," a source said.
The insider claimed studio Universal are prepared to find a new director, as Rupert never signed an official contract and they are determined to keep their lead actress.
A Snow White and the Huntsman sequel has been confirmed.
The fantasy adventure movie - starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth as the titular characters - took more than $55 million at the box office over its opening weekend, leading to Warner Bros. greenlighting a follow-up.
David Koepp has been commissioned to write the new script, which will pick up after the events of the first movie. Kristen and Chris will return as they are both optioned for two more movies although it is unclear if there will be a role for Charlize Theron's evil queen. There is also no word on if director Rupert Sanders - who made his feature film debut with Snow White and the Huntsman - will return for the sequel.
Chris and Kristen have previously joked that they are writing the follow-up but conceded it probably wouldn't be very successful. When Kristen was asked if she was writing a movie with boyfriend Robert Pattinson, the actress said, "No," but Chris claimed he and the actress are working on a script.
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