We’ve gotten to know Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the evil, sister-humping Jaime Lannister on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, but for his next gig he will be going from the war-ravaged land of Westeros to the indie drama A Thousand Times Good Night.
Variety has gotten word of the casting and says that Cost-Waldau will be joining Juliette Binoche in the film. Directed and co-written by Norwegian filmmaker Erik Poppe, the movie tells the story of a war photographer in the 1980s who is “torn between job and family.” While the film is actually based on Poppe’s own experiences, the film version of the tale will be doing a bit of gender swapping as Binoche has been cast as the lead. The trade doesn’t say what part Coster-Waldau will be playing.
The director wrote the script with Harald Rosenlow Eeg and Paradox’s Finn Gjerdrum is set to produce the movie along with Newgrange Pictures and Zentropa International Sweden. Production on the movie has actually already begun, with shooting commencing earlier this week in Ireland, but the film will eventually move to Morocco, Kenya and Kabul as well.
Coster-Waldau may be best known for his role as a member of the Lannister clan, but he has been quite busy on the big screen of late as well. He will next be seen alongside Jessica Chastain in the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama, which will be out on January 18, 2013 and has also wrapped on Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. That movie will be out on April 19, 2013.
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