SWATH Update: The Dwarfs are Cast Led by Ian McShane. Charlize talks Snow White.

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Updated! via TheHollywoodReporter June 21, 2011 Casting Updates.
Universal is ramping up its casting of the dwarfs in its high-profile Snow White and the Huntsman action adventure movie, with Eddie Izzard*, Bob Hoskins and Toby Jones in negotiations to board the movie.

Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Steven Graham are in negotiations to play warriors in the film. Read more

THR- June 22, 2011 Ray Winstone is in negotiations to round out the casting of the warrior dwarfs. He will be playing Trajan, the twin brother of Hadrian (Marsan).

*Actors' names are linked to their respective IMDb page.

TheHollywoodReporter Ian McShane is First Dwarf Cast in Universal's Snow White.
Currently, seen on screen as Blackbeard in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Ian McShane has signed to play one of the dwarfs in Universal’s Snow White adventure movie. McShane will play Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs. Universal is in the process of casting the rest of his crew. With Universal and Relativity Media racing separate Snow White projects into theaters next year (Relativity's untitled project also is ramping up production and is currently set to hit theaters in March), there could be serious competition to find strong character actors to fill the roles. Read more

Slashfilm Now the first of those characters has been cast: Caesar, the oldest of the eight, and an enemy to the Queen and old friend to Eric, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth). We’ve known that actors would be made to look small via on-set tricks and post-production effects. The first guy you can start imagining reduced to a few feet tall is Ian McShane.

In the script, the dwarfs are:Caesar: the eldest, with the longest beard. Nero: the angry one. Tiberius: the biggest and burliest. Hadrian and Trajan: the twins. Constantine: solemn and blind. Claudius: the timid one. Gus: young, unbearded, seemingly smitten with Snow White.

As per our last production update we learned that "The dwarfs: There are eight, named after Roman leaders including Caesar, Tiberius and Nero. Special effects will be used to change the dimensions of average-height actors."

Charlize Theron talks SWATH
USAToday Next up for Theron:  She just wrapped Ridley Scott's Prometheus (out in 2012), and in August she starts production on Snow White and the Huntsman, playing the evil queen to Kristen Stewart's princess.

How does Theron feel about tackling a character that iconic? "No pressure!" she quips.
Theron hasn't met Stewart yet. Nor has she delved into her character or figured out how she'll play her.
"The only thing I will say is that it will be dark. It will be a dark, realistic version of it," she says.
"I don't know where it's going yet."  Read more

And producer PalaksPatel promises some updates soon.
"Soon! “@nchantng: @palakspatel Can you provide a SWATH status update; pics from the set being built, anything. I'll take anything! #SWATH"
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