It looks like Nick Frost is going to take the final spot in the seven dwarf line-up for Universal Picture's Snow White and the Huntsman. The actor is currently in final negotiations. He will join fellow dwarfs Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham and Ray Winstone. This is really quite an incredible cast of actors that filled the seven dwarf spots.
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. It looks like Frost will end up playing Gus.
Rupert Sanders is set to direct the film which also stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the evil queen.
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.
Snow White and the Huntsman is slated to begin production in August, and Universal will release the film in theaters June 1st 2012.
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