Peter Stormare Inevitably Cast In ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Thursday, February 24 by

It was only a matter of time before Peter Stormare‘s agent got the call. The instantly recognizable character actor has proven himself in comedies like The Big Lebowski and the Frogger episode of “Seinfeld,” while also turning up in gritty fairy tale updates like Th Brothers Grimm.

In Tommy Wirkola‘s Hansel & Gretel, Stormare will play Berringer, a crooked town sheriff. Which means he’ll likely end up being double-crossed by the witches. It always goes that way for those guys.

All in all, the cast is rounding out nicely. The only X factor here is Jeremy Renner‘s comedic chops. The only comedy on his resume in National Lampoon’s Senior Trip and the fact that you’re saying to yourself, “There was a National Lampoon’s Senior Trip,” speaks to the yuckfest that film turned out to be. (Deadline)