Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith to play dwarves in ‘Huntsman’ sequel

They join Nick Frost, who also played a dwarf in the original 2012 fantasy film

Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith and a third British actor, Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady, Channel 4’s Utopia), have been cast as dwarves in the sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman.

They join returning cast member Nick Frost, who also played one of the dwarves in the original 2012 fantasy film, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Other dwarves in the original film were played by Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Johnny Harris, Brian Gleeson and the late Bob Hoskins.

The sequel’s impressive ensemble cast also includes Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. The sequel is simply titled The Huntsman and will not feature Kristen Stewart’s Snow White, instead focusing on Hemsworth’s Huntsman as he embarks on a quest to track down a magic mirror which has been stolen from him.

The sequel was due to be directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), who also wrote the most recent draft of its screenplay, but Darabont recently left the project over creative differences with makers Universal. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who supervised the visuals on the first film, has since replaced him in the director’s chair.

Released in 2012, the original Snow White And The Huntsman starred Stewart, Hemsworth and Theron and was directed by Rupert Sanders, who is now set to direct a remake of Japanese anime hit Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. It grossed over $395 million (£260 million) at the box office worldwide.