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Posted at 7:15 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Ginnifer Goodwin is Snow White

By Jen Chaney
Ginnifer Goodwin finds her "Once Upon a Time." (File photo)

Ginnifer Goodwin has been cast in the buzzy ABC pilot “Once Upon a Time,” a fairy tale-style drama written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz of Lost fame.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goodwin wil play Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret Blanchard, which suggests her character may have a dual identity: one in reality and one in the show’s “fantasy land.”

Goodwin certainly looks the part and seems like a strong choice. It also seems like a smart move for her; if the pilot actually turns into a series, it will keep Goodwin steadily working on TV after “Big Love” ends.

This bit of Snow White news serves as the latest in an ongoing parade of fairy tale-related developments in Hollywood. Kristen Stewart has been rumored as the actress most likely to play Snow White in Universal’s upcoming film “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Relativity Media’s rival Snow White project — “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” — has its Evil Queen in Julia Roberts, but has yet to announce the identity of its fair maiden.

Why so many Snow Whites and films/TV shows focused on happily ever afters? Unclear. But if “Red Riding Hood” has a weak opening on Friday, expect a few industry executives to get a little nervous.

By Jen Chaney  | March 7, 2011; 7:15 PM ET
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