Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage is set to play a leprechaun in an upcoming R-Rated comedy for Paramount Pictures. The film will follow Dinklage’s character as he tries to convince people he’s a real leprechaun.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the movie is “described as being deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart”, in the vein of Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa.
The comedy will be penned by Andrew Dodge, the writer of Jason Bateman’s Bad Words and will be produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter via studio-based Disruption Entertainment.
Peter’s next film projects include the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past playing Bolivar Trask, a military scientist who creates the mutant-hunting robots the Sentinels. Peter doesn’t want to portray him as a typical villain, however.
“I didn’t want to play the villain,” Dinklage told EW. “He’s a man of science. He’s a man of invention. He actually sees what he’s doing as a good thing — [his ambition is] definitely blind and he’s quite arrogant. He’s strove all his life for a certain respect and attention.”