We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Variety reports that Nick Frost is in negotiations to take the last remaining dwarf role in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron topline as Snow White, the Huntsman and the Evil Queen respectively. Frost joins an impressive list of actors playing the dwarfs that includes Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Steven Graham. Eddie Izzard was previously thought to be eyeing a dwarf role, but his name does not appear on this latest report. Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters June 1st, 2012.
Hit the jump for the casting news of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Clint’s spawn Scott Eastwood has landed the male lead in director John Luessenhop’s (Takers) horror pic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Deadline reports that Eastwood will play Carl, and his deal includes an option for a possible trilogy (because it’s impossible to run this franchise into the ground, right?), so his character presumably avoids the whole “dying” part that normally follows a massacre.
The actor joins previously announced Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief), who is in discussions to take on the female lead, and Lost‘s Tania Raymonde who plays the female lead’s best friend. Shooting begins this week in Louisiana. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D opens October 5th, 2012.
Finally, Bridesmaids star Wendi McLendon-Covey is the latest addition to non-stop casting announcements for Kirk Jones’ What to Expect When You’re Expecting. THR reports that the actress will play Jennifer Lopez’s co-worker and friend in the baby-centered flick. The story follows four expectant couples in the vein of Love Actually. In addition to McLendon-Covey and Lopez, the film stars Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford and Rob Huebel. Rodrigo Santoro and Chris Rock are also reportedly in talks to come aboard. What to Expect When You’re Expecting hits theaters May 11th, 2012.