Ian McShane has signed on to play Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs in Snow White and the Huntsman. (That’s easily the coolest sentence I’ve written in months.) For those keeping track, this is Universal’s Snow White project, the one that stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth. The Relativity Snow White project — which has no title and stars other people — just entered into principal photography to be in theaters by March 16, 2012. According to Heat Vision, director Rupert Sanders will shoot Snow White and the Huntsman in August, content to open a couple months later on June 1, 2012. Heat Vision provides this logline:
[Snow White and the Huntsman] is a revisionist take on the fairy tale and features Snow White (Stewart) as a princess who escapes her evil stepmother (Theron) with the help of a huntsman (Hemsworth) who was to have killed her but now trains the princess to survive and fight back.
Let it be decreed that any Snow White movie that casts Ian McShane (as a dwarf no less!) has the advantage, no matter the release date.