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JUN
22
3 YEARS

Ray Winstone Rounds Out Cast of Dwarfs in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' (Exclusive)

He joins the action-adventure film directed by Rupert Sanders, which recently cast Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard and Bob Hoskins.

Ray Winstone
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Ray Winstone

And finally we have seven.

Ray Winstone is in negotiations to round out the casting of the warrior dwarfs in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, the action adventure take on the classic fairy tale being directed by Rupert Sanders.

The studio went whole hog with its dwarf casting this week, entering dealmaking with Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins and Toby Jones as well as Eddie Marsan and Stephen Graham.

Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth star in the project, about a princess who escapes her evil stepmother with the help of a huntsman who was to have killed her but now trains the princess to survive and fight back.

In the script, the dwarfs are named after Roman emperors with McShane playing the group’s leader, Caesar, Jones as a timid dwarf named Claudius and Izzard playing Tiberius, described as the biggest and burliest of the crew. Hoskins will play Constantine, a blind dwarf, Graham an angry-looking dwarf named Nero.

Winstone is playing Trajan, the twin brother of Hadrian (Marsan).

A late summer start in Europe is being eyed.

Winstone, repped by ICM and U.K.’s Creative Artists Management, will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret.