Peter Dinklage

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.”

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

One Response

  1. Jamie Adair

    I really hate the idea of Peter Dinklage playing a leprechaun. I feel like it is undignified for him – and he’s such a great actor.