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'Snow White and the Huntsman' Finds Dwarf in 'Pirates 4' Actor

June 21, 2011 (7:12 am) GMT
Ian McShane, the Blackbeard in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides', is chosen to star as Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs.

Universal has added another actor to "" cast ensemble. , who stars as Blackbeard in "", has been cast to play one of the eight dwarfs.

Heat Vision has the scoop, saying that McShane will portray Caesar, the leader of the dwarfs. While the deal is yet to be finalized, Universal Pictures still needs to tap some more actors to play the other dwarfs: Nero, Tiberius, Hadrian, Trajan, Constantine, Claudius and Gus.

Apparently, McShane will reunite with his "Pirates" co-star in this Rupert Sanders-helmed flick. Earlier in May, , the Philip Swift in "Pirates of the Caribbean" latest installment, was reportedly chosen to take the role of Prince Charming.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" is a fantasy film which is inspired by a Grimm fairy tale. It tells a story about the huntsman who becomes her protector and a mentor of sorts as they try to escape from the evil queen who ordered her death. The movie is scheduled to grace U.S. theaters on June 1, 2012. takes the lead female role, while portrays the huntsman.

An English actor, McShane rose to fame through his television role on "Lovejoy". He also lent his voice for Ragnar Sturlusson in "" and Tai Lung in "". The 68-year-old actor is currently filming "Jack the Giant Killer".

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