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Peter Dinklage In Talks For Pixels
He'll be a loudmouth gamer

30 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Like the later levels on Space Invaders, things are moving ever quicker as Adam Sandler puts the pieces together for short film-based video game comedy sci-fi thriller Pixels. He’s just landed Game Of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage for a major role.

Sandler, Josh Gad and Kevin James are already aboard for the story of what happens when aliens use iconic video game characters to wage war on the human race. Things look dark for humanity until the president (James) calls on his old friends (Sandler and Gad) to employ their gaming skills to stop the invaders.

Dinklage, meanwhile, will seemingly be channelling The King Of Kong’s Billy Mitchell to play an arrogant, preening former Donkey Kong and Space Invaders champ. Chris Columbus is in the director’s chair for this one, working from Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling’s script, itself based on Patrick Jean’s short film. The original Pixels (which you can find lurking below) grabbed Hollywood’s attention when it hit the web back in 2010.

Those needing their Dinklage fix will find him returning as Tyrion Lannister on April 7 when Thrones’ fourth season hits our screens. He’ll also be in UK cinemas from May 22 with X-Men: Days Of Future Past.  


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