Casting Call: Ray Winstone is a Dwarf in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, Joel David Moore Joins SAVAGES, Katie Cassidy in Talks for FREAKY DEAKY

     June 22, 2011


We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Ray Winstone has been cast as the seventh and final dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman. Heat Vision reports that Winstone joins previously announces dwarfs Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Steven Graham. Winstone will play Trajan. Directed by Rupert Sanders, the film centers on princess Snow White (Kristen Stewart) attempting to escape the grasp of her evil stepmother (Charlize Theron) with the help of a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who trains her to survive. Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters June 1st, 2012.

Additionally, Joel David Moore has joined the burgeoning cast of Oliver Stone’s Savages. Based on the book by Don Winslow, the film stars Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta and Uma Thurman. The story centers on two Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins (Kitsch and Johnson) who encounter a world of trouble when their shared girlfriend (Lively) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. Risky Business reports that Moore will play a computer geek who moves from a think tank in Washington to the marijuana business. Savages hits theaters on September 28th, 2012. Hit the jump for the casting news of Katie Cassidy in Freaky Deaky.

Finally, Gossip Girl star Katie Cassidy is now in talks to take on the female lead in Freaky Deaky. Directed by Charles Matthau (The Grass Harp) the adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel stars Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Craig Robinson and centers on an LAPD bomb squad officer (Dillon) who happens upon a plot hatched by two hippies who plan to scam a movie mogul using their bomb-making skills. Variety reports that Cassidy will play one of the ex-hippies, who teams up with Fraser’s character to plot her revenge after being sent to jail for blowing up a police car.


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