Relativity Media Casts Its Dwarves for ‘Snow White’

In addition to the “seven dwarves,” Relativity casts Mare Winningham and Michael Lerner to play alongside Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer in its untitled “Snow White” movie

Relativity Media has cast the "seven dwarves" in its upcoming "Snow White" movie, the studio announced Wednesday.

It also selected actors Michael Lerner and Mare Winningham for the roles of Baron and Baker Margaret.

The movie is one of two "Snow White" films under way. Universal is preparing "Snow White and the Huntsman."

On Tuesday, Relativity announced that the movie will open on March 16, 2012 — three months before originally scheduled.

The announcement seemed to be a response to Universal's decision to move up its Snow White project from Dec. 21, 2012 to June 1, 2012.

Here's Relativity's release:

 

Relativity’s Snow White Rounds Out Casting

Relativity Announces Nine Actors to Play alongside Roberts, Collins, Hammer, and Lane

(Beverly Hills, CA) May 25, 2011 – Relativity Media has closed deals with Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Hancock) and Joey Gnoffo (Pirates of the Caribbean series) to play the Seven Dwarfs in its upcoming untitledSnow White feature, directed by Tarsem Singh (ImmortalsThe Cell). The studio has also cast Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret and Michael Lerner (Elf) as Baron. 

The nine actors join the previously announced cast in which Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts plays the Queen, Lily Collins (The Blind Side) plays Snow White, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) plays Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Lion KingThe Birdcage) plays the Queen's hapless and bungling servant, Brighton.  Pre-production has begun, and principal photography will start in June. The theatrical release date is set for March 16, 2012.

In Relativity's Snow White, a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale, an evil queen steals control of a kingdom, and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. 

The film's producers are Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), Bernie Goldmann (300) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). The script was written by Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher).