Peter Dinklage To Star In R-Rated Leprechaun Comedy

Think Bad Santa, but with more Tyrion Lannister

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Paramount has Tyrion Lannister (or Bolivar Trask, depending on your poison) ready to star in an R-rated comedy. Peter Dinklage will play a sharp-tongued man who tells people he's a real leprechaun. Producers say that the tone will be Bad Santa-like, though hopefully it won't see Dinklage playing an angry elf.

On this unnamed project's writing detail is Andrew Dodge, the man who wrote Jason Bateman's upcoming directorial debut, Bad Words. That film centres on a group of foul-mouthed kids who are part of a spelling bee, so expect similarly fruity language in Dinklage's leading man comedy outing.

Recently, Dinklage's work in Game Of Thrones has won him an Emmy and a Golden Globe, and judging by the fawning crowds at Comic-Con this year, where he was heralded as some sort of god, the two-time Death At A Funeral veteran will remain in the spotlight for a long time. If you haven't already, be sure to check out his performance in Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, which proves that he'd been turning in fantastic dramatic performances years before he got locked up in The Eyrie.

Dinklage will next be seen on the big screen as X-Men: Days Of Future Past's bad guy, Bolivar Trask, when the mutant movie hits cinemas on May 22, 2014.