Ginnifer Goodwin has been cast in the buzzy ABC pilot “Once Upon a Time,” a fairy tale-style drama written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz of “Lost” fame. Goodwin’s role is defined, acco
rding to The Hollywood Reporter , as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret Blanchard, which suggests Goodwin’s character may have a dual identity: one in reality and one in the show’s “fantasy land.”
Goodwin certainly looks the part and seems like a strong choice. It also seems like a smart move for her; if the pilot actually turns into series, it will keep Goodwin steadily working on TV after “Big Love” ends.
This bit of Snow White news also serves as the latest in an ongoing onslaught of fairy tale-related developments in Hollywood. Kristen Stewart has been rumored as the actress most likely to play Snow White in Universal’s upcoming film “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Relativity Media’s rival Snow White project — “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” — has its Evil Queen in Julia Roberts, but has yet to announce the identity of its fair maiden.
Why so many Snow Whites and films/TV shows focused on happily ever afters? Unclear. But if “Red Riding Hood” has a weak opening next Friday, expect a few industry executives to get a little nervous.