June 20, 2011

Ian McShane has signed to play one of the dwarfs in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, according to Heat Vision.

McShane will play Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs. He has joined Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin and Chris Hemsworth in the Rupert Sanders-directed film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on June 1, 2012.

The movie is a new take on the classic fairy tale which features an expanded role for the Huntsman. In the fairy tale, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but instead lets her go. In the new take, the Huntsman acts more as a mentor, teaching Snow White to fight and survive.

Shooting on the project is scheduled to start in August.

Claflin and McShane can currently be seen in theaters together in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)

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