Jessica Chastain joins Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ sequel

Sequel is simply titled 'The Huntsman' and won't feature Kristen Stewart's Snow White

Jessica Chastain has signed up for a role in the sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman.

The Oscar-nominated actress joins an impressive cast that already includes Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt, Variety reports. The sequel is simply titled The Huntsman and will not feature Kristen Stewart’s Snow White. It will instead focus on Hemsworth’s Huntsman as he embarks on a quest to track down a magic mirror which has been stolen from him.

It’s currently known what role Chastain will play in the sequel, though Blunt is set to appear as The Snow Queen, the evil sister of Theron’s character, Queen Ravenna.

The sequel was due to be directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), who also wrote the most recent draft of its screenplay, but Darabont recently left the project over creative differences with makers Universal. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who supervised the visuals on the first film, has since replaced him in the director’s chair.

Released in 2012, the original Snow White and the Huntsman starred Stewart, Hemsworth and Theron was directed by Rupert Sanders, who is now set to direct a remake of Japanese anime hit Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. It grossed over $395 million (£260 million) at the box office worldwide.