Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dwarfs Cast in Snow White and the Huntsman

Okay, so I just became a lot more interested in Snow White and the Huntsman which starts filming in August if all goes well.

From Ray Winstone Rounds Out Cast of Dwarfs in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' (Exclusive) by Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter:

Ray Winstone is in negotiations to round out the casting of the warrior dwarfs in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, the action adventure take on the classic fairy tale being directed by Rupert Sanders.

The studio went whole hog with its dwarf casting this week, entering dealmaking with Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins and Toby Jones as well as Eddie Marsan and Stephen Graham.

Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth star in the project, about a princess who escapes her evil stepmother with the help of a huntsman who was to have killed her but now trains the princess to survive and fight back.

In the script, the dwarfs are named after Roman emperors with McShane playing the group’s leader, Caesar, Jones as a timid dwarf named Claudius and Izzard playing Tiberius, described as the biggest and burliest of the crew. Hoskins will play Constantine, a blind dwarf, Graham an angry-looking dwarf named Nero.

Winstone is playing Trajan, the twin brother of Hadrian (Marsan).
The only concern is that they will all disappear into this large ensemble, but they could also make the movie very much worth the price of admission...


  1. Snow White learns to fight back? Please don't tell me that the Hunstman is a warrior who teachers Snow White how to fight like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the movie ends with the warrior-princess kicking butt and punching the evil queen in the face.

  2. The prospect of the Huntsman teaching her intrigues me, if only for the mental image of Snow springing traps on the queens soldiers and fighting smart.

    I also get a mental image of something that's a cross of Snow White and Apocalypto with her screaming THIS IS MY LAND. This would be awesome.

    This has all the potential to be awful, but I'm morbidly intrigued enough to see it now!

  3. Also, I believe you've made a typo in the title: considering the content of the post, it should read "Actually quite big people cast in Snow White and the Huntsman."