Back in late May we reported that Relativity’s “Snow” White” project had found their seven “little” men, and now it appears Universal is following suit, as British actor Ian McShane has signed on to play one of the seven dwarfs in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Unlike the popular 1937 Disney version, dwarfs will not have cute names befitting of their personalities. Instead, McShane will play Caesar, the leader of the crew, with Universal currently casting the rest of his gang. McShane joins Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in a revisionist tale that follows Snow White (Stewart) as she escapes her evil stepmother (Theron) with the help of the Huntsman (Hemsworth), who is sent to kill her, but instead, helps her fight back.
Production on the anticipated tale in set to begin in August.
McShane is repped by ICM and Gallant Management.