Kristen Stewart's involvement in the sequel to 'Snow White and the Huntsman' has reportedly scuppered any chance of director Rupert Sanders being a part of the movie, due to an alleged ultimatum from wife Liberty Ross.
Stewart will reportedly star as she has signed up to return as the princess, but Rupert, who infamously had an affair with the 22-year-old, has opted not to try and bag a role on the new production as it would scupper his attempts to save his marriage to Liberty Ross.
A source told RadarOnline.com: "The script has already been written and production will begin late next year," adding: "However, Rupert Sanders definitely won't be a part of the project. Rupert didn't want to be a part of it to begin with because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage. The search is still on for a new director.""
Liberty, is rumoured to have handed her hubby an ultimatum after the scandal, meaning that he had to choose between getting another chance from the model turned actress and signing up to direct a second film.
A source told the website in August: "Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel to 'Snow White and the Huntsman'."
They added: “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."
It seems now that Sanders will not try to direct the movie and respect that ultimatum in order to get his marriage back on track.
As for Kristen, she's reunited with boyfriend Robert Pattinson after the affair and the pair have been promoting 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' together as they reconciled despite Kristen's "momentary indiscretion".
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