With the biggest show on television, Game of Thrones, ending early next year, there is going to be a huge gap in the market for epic fantasy and although many have attempted to capture the Thrones market in recent years, an industry expert tells us that it will be a much easier task when the show is actually off the air. Well, one project is in the pre-production stage and has an advantage because they’re already got one of the Game of Thrones leads to star for a big, big payday.
‘It’s undignified of the actor,’ a source tells us.
‘It looks cheap and usually when an actor finishes a big run on a show or in a franchise, they don’t attempt to cash in on said brand by starring in a rip off.’
Apparently not our money-loving thespian.
Peter Dinklage to Star in a RUMPELSTILTSKIN Movie
As a member of Westeros’ wealthiest family, Tyrion Lannister knows all about the value of gold, and nobody in the Realm is more adept than he is at spinning a bad situation to his advantage. But even though Game of Thrones is coming to an end next year, those are two skills Peter Dinklage will still need in his newest role, as he will play Rumpelstiltskin in a big screen adaptation of the classic fairy tale.
Variety reports Sony is developing a movie about the devious imp made famous by the Brothers Grimm, with Dinklage set to produce and star in the title role. Author Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) is set to write the film’s script, though no details about the story, and there is no timetable for its release. – Source