Given the enormous success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, it was only a matter of time before the cast members started getting longer looks for feature-film roles. With that in mind, it’s now being reported that Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark on the program, will transition to the indie Long Nights Short Mornings in his Thrones down time.
And who can blame him? Short Mornings is being described by Variety’s ShowBlitz as the “erotic odyssey” of one man sleeping his way through New York City. The character Madden would play reportedly sets his sights on bedding seven women in as many nights. Chad Harboldd will direct the film, after bringing his feature-length debut Revenge for Jolly! to the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
Madden has also become one of the standout players on Game of Thrones, as his character … well, we’ll do our best to avoid spoilers for people who have not caught up on season two of the HBO series.
But it will be an interesting challenge for the actors starring in Thrones to branch out and find roles that don’t automatically cast them in knockoffs of the people they play on the hit show. Yes, it’s a period piece, but as Variety says, Madden was considered for a role in Warner’s Arthur and Lancelot, probably because he’s so effective in Thrones. Call it the “Tony Soprano” syndrome that James Gandolfini faced after his smash program went off of HBO. At least Long Nights sounds nothing like Thrones … well, except for all of the sex.
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