Tomorrow night, NBC is airing a special entitled Red Nose Day, where a plethora of stars from the big and small screen alike will appear for a good cause, to raise money for impoverished children in the U.S., Africa, Asia and Latin America. We've already gotten one brief glimpse of the special yesterday, with a clip showing Anna Kendrick portraying Indiana Jones, but today we have yet another sneak peek at Red Nose Day, featuring Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage performing a musical homage to several characters who have died in the hit HBO series, which is part of a skit entitled Game of Thrones: The Musical. While the actor's character Tyrion Lannister is still "going strong," he pays tribute to others who have passed, such as Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Robb Stark and King Joffrey.
Peter Dinklage teamed up with the hit musical group Coldplay for the song, which has its own Game of Thrones connection as well. The band's drummer Champion had a cameo in the third season, performing as one of the band members during the infamous Red Wedding episode. Game of Thrones: The Musical on Red Nose Day will also feature appearances from other Game of Thrones cast members such as Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed), Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda), so there will be plenty more from the hit HBO series in tomorrow night's special.Read More
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction) are in talks to join Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike in 20th Century Fox's adaptation The Deep Blue Good-by. The novel of the same name by John D. MacDonald was published in 1964, and was the first in his 21-book series of mystery-adventure books centering on Travis McGee (Christian Bale). Leonardo DiCaprio was once attached to play McGee before Christian Bale signed on.
In the novels, McGee made his living as a "salvage consultant," living as a bachelor on a houseboat. The adaptation will be set in modern day, portraying McGee as an Afghanistan war veteran, who tries to track down stolen sapphires which leads him to a "sadistic torturer." Peter Dinklage is playing a mathematician who struck it rich after developing an app, and becomes McGee's new sidekick. Nicola Peltz is playing the woman who hires McGee to find the sapphires. She is said to act much older than her actual age, and she also knows much more about the gems than she lets on.Read More
Filmmaker Adam Shankman has signed on to direct Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage in the Paramount Pictures comedy O'Lucky Day. We first reported on the project back in October 2013 when Peter Dinklage signed on, but this is the first we're hearing of the new title. The actor is set to play a con man who may or may not be an actual leprechaun, although he successfully passes off as one.
Andrew Dodge, who wrote last year's R-rated comedy Bad Words starring Jason Bateman, wrote the original draft of the script, with Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason) providing the most recent rewrite. Production is scheduled to start this April, after Peter Dinklage wraps up work on Season 5 of Game of Thrones.Read More
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has signed on to join Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming Universal Pictures comedy Michelle Darnell. We first reported on this project back in January, when Universal set an April 8, 2016 release date. Melissa McCarthy will play the title character, described as "a titan of industry" who is arrested and sent to prison for insider trading. After her stint behind bars, she emerges ready to rebrand herself as "America's sweetheart," only to find that several people she screwed over aren't quite ready to let her off the hook.
No specific details were given for Peter Dinklage's character, but Variety reports he will play the main antagonist. Universal was trying to decide if a male or female actor would be the right fit for this role, since the studio was more interested in finding the right actor or actress who could "chew up every scene he or she is in." Universal was considering a wide range of candidates for the role, including Jon Hamm, Oprah Winfrey and Melissa McCarthy's The Heat co-star Sandra Bullock, before ultimately deciding on Peter Dinklage.Read More
Earlier today, it was confirmed that director Paul Feig has cast his Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot, along with Saturday Night Live breakout stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. There have also been rumors of a primary male role that has yet to be cast, with Hitfix reporting that the filmmakers are eyeing Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage to play the villain, described as a mechanical genius, and original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray to play another pivotal character named Martin Heiss.
Not much is said about the villain, but Bill Murray's Martin Heiss is said to be similar to William Atherton's Walter Peck from the original, a "professional ghost debunker." After he sees some of the videos these new Ghostbusters post online, he becomes determined to prove that they're fake, and "ends up at odds with the team through the whole film." This would fall in line with previous reports that the reboot doesn't have any ties to the original Ghostbusters franchise, but leaves it open for original cast members to come back as different characters.Read More