Casting Call: Ian McShane Is a Dwarf, Annette Bening Is Paul Dano's Mom and More

Wealthy and/or talented people keep finding work!

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Ian McShane has been cast as Caesar, the leader of the seven dwarfs, in Snow White--this would be the one starring Kristen Stewart and Christ Hemsworth. So it looks like the little fellas are gonna be terrifying. The film is due June 1, 2012. (THR)
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Andrea Riseborough will star opposite James McAvoy in the crime thriller Welcome to the Punch, which IMDB says is about a "burnt-out cop gets a final chance to take down his criminal nemesis when widespread political corruption threatens both their lives." (Variety)
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Ben Mendelsohn (so good in Animal Kingdom) will play a supporting role in The Place Beyond the Pines, which stars Ryan Gosling as a guy who takes up bank robbing to help support his new son, and has a run-in with a cop, played by Bradley Cooper. Written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). (Variety)
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Sarah Shahi will play Sylvester Stallone’s daughter in director Walter Hill’s adaptation of the comic book Bullet to the Head, about a New Orleans hitman and an NYC cop who join forces to take down a common foe. (Variety)
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Annette Bening will play Paul Dano’s mom in He Loves Me, about a successful novelist who is hit with writer’s block, who eventually writes an imaginary love for himself who comes to life, to be played by Zoe Kazan, who write the script. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are directing. ()
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Nia Vardalos will star in the upcoming film based on the line of American Girl dolls. She’ll play Jade Pettyjohn’s mother, but the plot of the film remains unknown. (THR)
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