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Nick Frost-y, that is. The “Paul” star is currently in final negotiations to play the seventh and final dwarf in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman”, the film starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth as the titular characters. Charlize Theron is playing Snow White’s evil queen step-mother, who the dwarfs join Snow White to battle.
Frost joins fellow cinematic dwarfs Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham and Ray Winstone in the movie, with the idea to “dwarf” the actors in post-production ala what Peter Jackson did with the hobbits in his “Lord of the Rings” (and upcoming “Hobbit”) movies.
Meanwhile, there is no such costly CGI post-production work needed for Relativity Media’s version of “Snow White”, since that film has cast height-proper actors for the roles. Honestly, though, I don’t know why they don’t just cast people to play seven regular-sized characters. After all, they’re already “re-imagining” the tale, why stick to the dwarfs as dwarfs? Feels like a missed opportunity to me.
In any case, Rupert Sanders will direct “Snow White and the Huntsman”, which is well behind Relativity’s Snow White, since that film went into production last month.