Peter Dinklage appears to be swapping one mythical world for another.
The 49-year-old last month concluded filming on the final season of Game of Thrones after having portrayed the role of Tyrion Lannister for the last 8 years.
According to Variety, the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor has signed on to star in Sony’s adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin.
The Brothers Grimm tale follows a miller who lies to the king, telling him that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king then calls for the girl, shuts her in a tower room filled with straw and a spinning wheel, and demands that she spin the straw into gold by morning or he will cut off her head. When she has given up all hope, an imp-like creature (Rumpelstiltskin) appears in the room and spins the straw into gold in exchange for a piece of jewelry. The feat is repeated several more times until Rumpelstiltskin demands that she promise him her first-born child.
The script for the film is being penned by A Monster Calls screenwriter, Patrick Ness, and will be produced by Dinklage.
There is no word yet on when production will begin, though we expect it to be after winter has come…