“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage will star in the film adaptation of the crime novel “The Thicket” written by Joe Lansdale. For more details on this story read on.
According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), the “Game of Thrones” star has landed a role for the crime thriller novel based on Lansdale’s book. The movie picks up in he early 20th Century in Eastern Texas. Dinklage will play Shorty a bounty hunter described as a son of an ex-slave and a street-smart prostitute, grave-digging alcoholic enlisted for a mission to find someone’s missing sister.
Dinklage breakout role was in the pic “The Station Agent” and has since appeared in other films such as “Elf”, “Find Me Guilty”, “Underdog”, both the British and American versions of the film “Death at a Funeral”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, “A Little Bit of Heaven”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, “Knights of Badassdom” and as Bolivar Trask in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Dinklage is best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, where he earned international attention and acclaim as well as both the Emmy and the Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor in 2011, as well as nominations in the Emmy category in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also recently wrapped work on Pixels, starring Adam Sandler.
“That Joe Lansdale’s dark vision will be brought to life by the brilliantly talented Peter Dinklage starring as Shorty — it is a dream of mine – This is the kind of original movie with edge and style that Hollywood Gang is hungry for; luckily we found all these things in The Thicket. We cannot wait to share this movie with audiences around the world,” says the pics producer Gianni Nunnari.
Gianni Nunnari who has produced the thrillers “Se7en” and “300,” will be producing the crime thriller along Dinklage and his longtime manager David Ginsberg, producing under their newly formed production company. Shannon Gaulding, who works with Nunnari, will also co-produce the pic. His Warner Bros.-based company Hollywood Gang is currently working on the historical pic “Napoleon and Blood In, Blood Out.”
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