This Rupert Sanders directed Snow White and the Huntsman film continues to put together a surprisingly great cast. Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Steven Graham are all currently in negotiations to play dwarves in the film. Yesterday Ian McShane was officially cast as Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs. Jones will play a timid dwarf named Claudius, Izzard will play Tiberius, and Hoskins will play Constantine, a blind dwarf.
Kristen Stewart is set to play as Snow White, Charlize Theron will play the evil stepmother, and Chris Hemsworth will take on the role of the burly Eric the Huntsman. It was recently revealed that this Snow white film will have eight dwarfs in it instead of seven Caesar is the oldest of the bunch. Each of the dwarfs are named after a Roman ruler, so we have Caesar, Nero - the angry one, Tiberius - the biggest and burliest, Hadrian and Trajan - the twins, Constantine - solemn and blind, Claudius - the timid one and Gus - the young, unbearded, seemingly smitten with Snow White. No word on who will play the other dwarfs yet.
Evan Daugherty wrote the initial script for film and Evan Spiliotopoulos is currently working on it as well. The story features an expanded role for the Huntsman, who in the original story lets Snow White go after being ordered to kill her in the woods. In this new version of the story, the Huntsman is haunted by a white wolf that killed his wife, and there's a pervasive sadness about the character that makes the void in his life feel quite real. He'll be chained to Snow White for part of the story as the duo make their escape from a pair of bounty hunters. The Huntsman then serves as a mentor who teaches the teenage Snow White how to fight against her evil step-mother, Ravenna. And just so you know there is a handsome prince involved that will be the love interest.
The movie is will go into production in August, and Universal will release the film in theaters June 1st 2012.