Sunday, May 26, 2013
Up-and-coming director Rupert Sanders may as well have bitten the poison apple himself. That's because his wife Liberty Ross is now pulling the ultimate snow job on her philandering hubby. Radaronline.com is reporting that the model-actress has told the 41-year-old father of two that if he wants to keep his marriage intact, there will be no Snow White and the Huntsman sequel in his future. That could be problematic for Sanders because the flick marked his debut as a successful director. But you play, you pay -- and that's a lesson that Sanders is going to learn the hard way. Sanders' life has taken a turn for the worse ever since he was caught by Us Magazine canoodling with the female lead in the film, Kristen Stewart. In a series of revealing pictures, Sanders and Stewart were captured embracing and making out. Since the scandal broke last week, both parties have copped to their mistakes and are trying to do major damage control with their respective partners. Initially, it was reported that Stewart's boyfriend of four years, Robert Pattinson, was no longer speaking to her and had moved out of their Los Angeles home. However, Radaronline.com says the two are back in communication. As for Sanders, it doesn't appear he will be at the helm of any project to which Stewart is attached... EVER. The insider tells Radaronline.com, "Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. 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." At the end of the day, Ross' ultimatum may be a moot point because the brass at Universal Pictures are already considering another director after everything went down between Sanders and Stewart. The insider adds: "Also, when Rupert signed up for Snow White and the Huntsman, 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 reins 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."