Tom Hardy Looking to 'Hunt' Down 'Snow White'

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Steal a movie from Leonardo DiCaprio and watch your career take off.

That's certainly the case for Tom Hardy, whose sly and understated performance in Christopher Nolan's "Inception" had everyone asking, "Who is this guy?"

[That's certainly a riddle that might be explored in Nolan's third "Batman" movie, to which Hardy is also attached -- just sayin'.]

Hardy is now turning his eye toward the fairy tale genre, which is currently all the rage in Hollywood after Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" made a zillion dollars.  The Playlist reports that Hardy might be up for the second half of the title role in something called "Snow White and the Huntsman."

"Snow White and the Huntsman" sees the hunter of the title being hired by the evil queen to capture her runaway stepdaughter.  When the hunter finds out that the queen plans on murdering the poor gal, the two go on the lam -- and probably eventually kiss and stuff.

"Huntsman" is actually one of three "Snow White" projects currently floating around, along with Disney's kung-fu epic, "Snow and the Seven" (no, we're not joking) and "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White."  "Huntsman" is currently in first place of the fast track.

However, timing is everything if Hardy is going to officially sign on to the film.  He's shooting "This Means War" though December and still has to fit in a small role in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" before year's end.  "Snow White" is looking to start shooting in early 2011, but "Batman 3" will probably commence with production in March or April.

Oh, we're sure it will work out.  He's a Hardy boy, after all.