In one corner we have The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, which just today added Nathan Lane and up-and-coming actor Robert Emms to its cast. Lane will play one of the evil queen's (Julia Roberts) servants, while Emms (who will be seen in Steven Spielberg's next film, War Horse) will tackle the role of Renbock, Prince Alcott’s valet.
In the other corner, we have Snow White and the Huntsman, which just yesterday cast Sam Claflin -- who is set to break out with a big role in this summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides -- in the part of Prince Charmant.
Now that we're past the necessary casting news of the day, let's break these two down to see which one looks better.
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Lily Collins (The Brothers Grimm: Snow White)
Stewart is more marketable and will draw more attention, but Collins is the young girl you don't see coming.
Advantage: Lily Collins
Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Julia Roberts (The Brothers Grimm: Snow White)
Theron looks as if she could crush Roberts with her eyes, though the latter has shown her feisty side over the years in roles like Eric Brockovich. Still, though, Theron gives off a more powerful (and bitchy) vibe on screen.
Advantage: Charlize Theron
Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Tarsem Singh (The Brothers Grimm: Snow White)
This is the first go-round for Sanders behind the camera of a feature film, whereas Tarsem Singh has more than a few notches under his belt (including the upcoming Immortals), and is sure to make this updated version of Snow White look absolutely stunning, at the very least
Advantage: Tarsem Singh
Other Cast Members
Sam Claflin -- Snow White and the Huntsman
Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms - The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
Obviously one film is a bit ahead of the other in terms of casting, so as of now The Brothers Grimm: Snow White looks better and more put-together on paper.
Advantage: The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
So, according to my expert calculations, it would appear as if The Brothers Grimm: Snow White has the better chance at succeeding with audiences.