Ian McShane Will Be A Dwarf

For Snow White & The Huntsman

Ian McShane Will Be A Dwarf

by James White |
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Ian McShane’s certainly racking up the fantastical characters recently. He’s already played a black magic-dabbling Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and is busy filming a role as a benevolent king in Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer. Now he’s going full-on fairytale, signing on to play a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Given his 5’ 9” height, we’re assuming he’s going to be shrunk by some CG digital wizardry to play Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs in the story that help Snow White (Kristen Stewart) when she’s marked for death by her evil stepmother (Charlize Theron). And not forgetting the Huntsman, played by Thor’s Chris Hemsworth, who is tasked with slaying Snow, but ends up training her to survive and fight back.

Rupert Sanders is directing the film, which is currently set to hit cinemas a couple of months after Tarsem Singh’s competing take on the tale. Sanders will start shooting in August, so we expect a blizzard of casting stories about the rest of the dwarfs and other characters to hit shortly.

Snow White And The Huntsman is due to be released on June 1, 2012.

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