After several seasons of Game Of Thrones intrigue and skulduggery, as well as inventing the Sentinels in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Peter Dinklage is heading for something a little different as he’s signed up to star in Michelle Darnell, opposite Melissa McCarthy, according to Variety.
McCarthy also co-wrote she script alongside Steve Mallory and her hubby Ben Falcone (who will also direct), which ‘follows a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.’
There are no precise details about Dinklage’s character, but it appears he’ll play the main antagonist. There was a wide variety of stars considered for the role, including Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and even Oprah Winfrey, but they eventually went with Dinklage after deciding he’d be best to steal his scenes and chew the scenery.
The film will shoot this summer for release April 2016.