Rob Brydon (“The Trip”), Alexandra Roach (“Cuban Fury”) and Sheridan Smith (“Jonathan Creek”) have all signed on to play three new dwarfs in Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s “The Huntsman,” the upcoming prequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” which is in development at Universal Pictures.
Nick Frost has already signed on to reprise his dwarf role from the original, at the time it was indicated that the film would only feature two dwarfs. Seems that stance has been reconsidered, though Frost is the only actor who played a dwarf in the first film who is coming back for the sequel.
Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone and Brian Gleeson played the other dwarfs in ‘Snow White’ and aren’t expected back – though Jones and Marsan were said to have been contacted about the job.
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will reprise their roles as The Huntsman and Ravenna with the action set before they both met Snow White. Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt have also signed on for unspecified roles.
Frank Darabont penned the latest draft of the script, no word as yet regarding when filming will begin.
Source: Heat Vision