This news broke earlier this week, but there was a bit of confusion as to an important detail. It was hoped that there would be a little clarification by now, but nothing more has been said, and so on we go.
Variety has reported that Nick Frost, star of movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, and Attack the Block, has been cast in the final dwarf role in Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman. And this is where the confusion sets in—after an amazing list of actors were announced for various dwarf roles, it was thought that the seventh and final role was then filled by Ray Winstone. Now with word of Frost being cast in the final role, heads are being scratched.
Apparently one of the drafts of the script did call for eight dwarfs instead of the expected seven, so that could be the reason why. But the report also fails to mention Eddie Izzard, who was said to be playing the part of Tiberius. Whether there will be eight dwarfs or if Izzard had to drop out it appears we’ll have to wait a bit for an answer to.
Either way, the cast put together for these dwarfs is incredible. It would be a cold lie to say Kristen Stewart in the lead didn’t cause much worry, but if everything goes well we could be looking at quite the entertaining retelling of the Snow White tale.
The rest of the cast includes Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, Charlize Theron as the evil Queen, and the other dwarfs (minus the Izzard confusions), Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, and Stephen Graham.