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Richardson to be wicked in ‘White’ ABC pic

Kreuk, Leitso also win Grimm roles

Turns out Miranda Richardson is the fairest of them all: Thesp has been cast as the evil queen in ABC’s new live-action take on “Snow White.”

Richardson, currently clucking it up as the voice of Mrs. Tweedy in the DreamWorks hit “Chicken Run,” will play Snow White’s devious stepmom, aka Queen Elspeth.

Newcomer Kristin Kreuk has snagged the title role in the new “Snow White,” while Tyron Leitso (“The John Denver Story”) will play the charming Prince Alfred. Robert Halmi (“Merlin,” “The 10th Kingdom”) will exec produce the Hallmark Entertainment production for ABC’s “Wonderful World of Disney” franchise.

Scribe Caroline Thompson (“Edward Scissorhands,” “The Addams Family”) wrote and will direct the fresh “Snow,” a darker take on the classic fairy tale. Plot has Snow White’s mom dying during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and dad John for dead on any icy field.

John then receives a visit from one of Satan’s reps, who grants him three wishes. Not surprisingly, those wishes have consequences, setting Snow White up for lots of pain down the road.

And yes, there’ll still be dwarves– although they won’t be singing “Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho.”

Richardson last played a queen (of hearts) in Halmi’s “Alice in Wonderland.” She also played Queen Mab in Halmi’s “Merlin.”

Other recent credits include “The Apostle,” “The Evening Star” and “Kansas City.”

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