Feb 08, 2011 10:53 PM EST

Julia Roberts to Star as Evil Queen in Upcoming Snow White Film

According to Variety, Julia Roberts has signed on the play the Evil Queen in an upcoming "Snow White" film.

The film, written by Melissa Wallack, will be based on the Brothers Grim fairy tale. The storyline will feature some dark comedy and adventure while Snow White and her friends, the seven dwarves, battle the  queen, Snow White's stepmother, for the kingdom that belongs to her.

Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity, the company producing the film, said, "Julia was our first and only choice to play the Queen. She is an icon, and we know that she will make this role her own in a way that no one else could."

The film is slated for a June 29, 2012 release.
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