The Dwarf: According to Variety, Peter Dinklage is attached to star in The Dwarf, an adaptation of the 1944 novel by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Par Lagerkvist.

Dinklage and producer Marc Rosen spent the past few days in Sweden to discuss the project with potential financing partners. Rosen wants to set it up as a European co-production between Scandinavia, Germany and Italy, where the story is set.

The story takes place at a prince's court during the Italian Renaissance, where Piccolino, a dwarf consumed by anger and hatred, schemes and plots for his noble master.

Lagerkvist's son, Bengt Lagerkvist, has approved the latest version of the script. It will be only the second film from the works of Lagerkvist, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951, after Barabbas, the Anthony Quinn starrer produced by Dino de Laurentiis in 1962.

Brian B.