Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year) has joined the cast of Universal’s TheHuntsman opposite Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, who reprise their roles from the first installment of the Snow White redux.
Emily Blunt, rumored for weeks, has closed her deal to star in the film. Also returning from the first film will be Nick Frost (Cuban Fury), who has now agreed to terms to reprise his role as a dwarf Nion. Deadline first revealed exclusively that Frost and a number of other dwarves would not be coming back, including Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan. It would appear that Frost and the top brass at Universal have now worked it out.
Joe Roth (Maleficent) returns to produce. Palak Patel will executive produce. VP Production Maradith Frenkel and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for Universal.
Chastain is represented by CAA, Mosaic and Hansen, Jacobson. Frost is repped by UTA and Hamilton Hodell, Ltd. in the U.K. and Think Tank Management.