Harder to swallow than a poison apple: Kristen Stewart has been 'DROPPED from Snow White and the Huntsman sequel'

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By Amelia Proud

She's already possibly lost the man she loves, now it's being reported that Kristen Stewart won't feature in the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.

The 22-year-old was the titular fairy-tale heroine, so you'd imagine she'd be hard to cut out; but Universal are said to devised a spin-off film where the narrative will focus on the huntsman, played by nice family man, Chris Hemsworth.

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Dropped: Kristen Stewart won't appear in the Snow White sequel, it will instead focus on Chris Hemsworth as the hunter of the title

The news comes via The Hollywood Reporter and just weeks after pictures of the young actress getting intimate with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman, emerged.

The LA Times quote the film's makers Universal as saying that she still 'could' have a role, but the film will not centre around the Twilight star's performance.

Writer David Keopp, who penned the original film, has left after being paid out of his contract to write the sequel, according to the Reporter.

The publication writes: 'According to sources, as the project is being transformed into something other than the movie that Koepp had been hired to write.

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And Universal offered: 'The studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise.'

There's no official word as to whether Englishman Sanders, 41, will get another chance to direct although industry sources seem to be erring towards an affirmative.

Sander's heartbroken wife, Liberty Ross is said to have, rather understandably, banned him from ever working with the actress again, but obviously before the film's new concept was revealed.

'Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can’t direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman,' a source told Radar Online.

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But the Hollywood Reporter advises that the sequel may not get off the ground, even if they do find a writer.

The movie was a mediocre hit for Universal, earning $389.2 million worldwide on a budget of about $170 million.

Cutting Stewart's salary would certainly help with the cost margins.

A spokesperson for Stewart was unavailable for comment.

What he lost: Rupert with his stunning wife Liberty Ross and children Tennyson and Skyla

Stewart's scored boyfriend Robert Pattinson, meanwhile, is currently promoting his new movie Cosmopolis in New York.

He took part in his first post-scandal interview yesterday on Jon Stewart's Daily Show and will take appear on Good Morning America tomorrow (Wednesday).

Today he filmed an interview with Showbiz Tonight, stumbling through awkwardly and describing the recent press attention as 'weird' - but saying that he was 'ok'.

It was also reported tonight that Pattinson has landed a role as Lawrence of Arabia opposite Naomi Watts in the upcoming film Queen of the Desert.

According to Variety, the British heartthrob will play T.E. Lawrence, a British Army officer whose writing won him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia.

The movie will be based on David Lean's classic 1962 epic.

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Awkward: The actor also took part in an interview with Showbiz Tonight today alongside director of Cosmopolis David Cronenberg