Sure, Lannisters always repay their debts (or do they, Cersei?), but they also know a good opportunity when they see one. As such, it should be no surprise that Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, just signed on to his next project.
Dinklage is set to star in the movie adaptation of the post-apocalyptic popular graphic novel Last Songs of America by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith. The Emmy winner is partnering with Netflix, Boom! Studios and director Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) to bring the comic to life and will produce in addition to playing the lead.
Last Songs of America takes place in a near-future society where people in the U.S. are no longer able to conceive and children subsequently become a black-market commodity. (Um, anyone else sensing some The Handmaid’s Tale vibes?) Entrepreneurial brothers Jackie and Julian (Dinklage) set up an adoption agency in Colombia to help broker deals between families hoping to help their children start a new life in America. It’s all going great, until Jackie makes a fatal mistake that upends their smooth operation and catapults them into the epicenter of a huge conspiracy. Who doesn’t love a dystopian thriller with a mystery at its core?
Thus far, we know Josh Mond (James White) is set to direct and pen the script, but no casting announcements other than Dinklage have been announced just yet.
First HBO, now Netflix? Peter Dinklage truly knows the way to our hearts (and viewing preferences).