Rupert Sanders forbidden by wife to direct `Snow White` sequel
New York: Rupert Sanders’ wife Liberty Ross has told him not to direct the sequel to ‘Snow White and The Huntsman,’ if he wants to save their marriage.
Sanders and ‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart shocked the world when they admitted to having a post-production fling.
Sanders, 41, was originally lined up to direct the sequel after it became a box office success.
However, he is yet to sign an agreement with Universal Pictures who are considering putting someone else in the director’s chair.
“Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can’t direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman,” the New York Post quoted a source as telling Radar Online.
“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.
“Also, when Rupert signed up for ‘Snow White,’ he didn’t know he was going to get a chance to direct a sequel. His contract with Universal was only for one movie. It was a verbal agreement that he was to take the reigns on the sequel, nothing was ever signed. Kristen, as the film’s lead, will get preference over Rupert and Universal will just find another director,” the source said.
According to reports, Robert Pattinson and Stewart are on speaking terms following reports that the actor moved out of their LA home and into Reese Witherspoon’s California ranch.
He initially ignored her “tearful texts” and multiple phone calls, but finally relented and has slowly started to speak to her again, but it still may be too late.
“Rob just isn’t going to be able to get beyond the cheating – one time or not,” a source told People magazine.
When the news first broke of Stewart’s cheating, a source close to the actress said that she was “very confident” she would be able to convince Pattinson to stay with her, and the fact that they’re talking again is the first sign of their relationship on the mend.