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Game Of Thrones' Harry Lloyd Signs On For Closer To The Moon

All it takes is one great project to launch a career in Hollywood, and the people behind the hit HBO series Game of Thrones are starting to reap their rewards. Both Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage are now household names due to their badassness; Brian Kirk, one of the series' directors, is now attached to helm the blockbuster Thor 2; and now British actor Harry Lloyd, who played Viserys Targaryen on the show, has landed a new film role.

Deadline reports that Lloyd is now set to star with Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong in Closer to the Moon. Directed by Nae Caranfil, the film is a period piece about a "Jewish group of former anti-Nazi revolutionaries" who try to rob a bank while pretending to set up a film shoot. Caught and sentenced to death, the group is forced to reenact their plot for a propaganda film. Lloyd will play a cameraman filming the propaganda movie who falls in love with Vera Farmiga's character. Production is set to begin in Bucharest this fall.

Does anyone else feel like this movie is a weird blend of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Ben Affleck's upcoming Argo? While Harry Lloyd's career has mostly taken place on television, starring in British shows like Robin Hood and Taking the Flak, he does have some film experience. Those who saw Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre earlier this year might recognize him as the actor who played Richard Mason, and this December he'll play a young version of Jim Broadbent's character in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. At only 28 he has a long career ahead of him and Game of Thrones should prove to only be the start.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.