Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, and Bob Hoskins in Negotiations to Play Dwarfs in Snow White and the Huntsman
06.22.11 by BJSprecher
Following hot on the heels of the addition of Ian McShane to the cast of director Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman as Caesar, leader of the dwarfs, comes the news that three more actors are in negotiations to play dwarfs in the adaptation of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. According to THR, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, and Bob Hoskins have been offered the roles of the timid Tiberius, burly Claudius and blind Constantine, respectively.
Snow White and the Huntsman, described as "a revisionist take" on the fairy tale, was originally written by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Pooh's Huffalump Movie), but Hossein Amini (Drive) is currently working on the script. The story follows the title princess (Kristen Stewart) as she is forced to flee her own kingdom to escape the deadly machinations of her evil stepmother (Charlize Theron). The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), tasked with killing Snow White, instead helps her escape and teaches her to fight. It's unclear exactly how the dwarfs factor into the story, but presumably Snow White finds refuge with them and they help her regain her kingdom. The movie is slated to open June 1, 2012.