British movie star Ian McShane has landed his smallest role - he has reportedly been cast to play the Dwarf King in director Rupert Sanders' Snow White adaptation.

Computer imagery will knock the Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides star down to size for Snow White & The Huntsman, which will star Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

McShane will play Caesar, a character new to the Snow White fairytale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film starts shooting in August and is expected to hit cinemas next summer.