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The Beans Are Spilled

Well, the first two beans, anyway. There will be many more beans to come.

But HBO has signed a director for the GAME OF THRONES pilot, and the first cast member has come aboard as well.

The pilot will be helmed by Tom McCarthy, director of THE VISITOR and THE STATION AGENT.


And playing Tyrion Lannister will be Peter Dinklage, who was almost everyone's "dream casting" for the role (he certainly was mine):


You can read more details in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, which broke the news this morning:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i30b29365238b3652295a5a9e328518de

I'm thrilled.

Things are starting to move a lot faster now. The rest of the year is going to be exciting!

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platinumetude
May. 6th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Will he wearing makeup for the role of Tyrion? I think he might be a little too fair of face for the role without it. :P
randomintel
May. 6th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hmm would it be cheaper to buy HBO for a couple years or buy the series on DVD?
(no subject) - roflcopter_down - May. 7th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
Buy HBO - legolaws - May. 7th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Buy HBO - randomintel - May. 7th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dinklage can act - madcap2112 - May. 7th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
eioclides
May. 6th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to tune in!
tehuti
May. 6th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Dinklage is perfect. EXACTLY who I thought would be perfect in the role. :-)
loveweasleys04
May. 6th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
SO excited about the casting news!!! I was hoping they would get him, he is going to do awesome in the role! :D
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Re: fake hunch - yagathai - May. 6th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
yagathai
May. 6th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Is that a fake hunch I see? Very nice!
ebony14
May. 6th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it's actually fake. I think Dinklage suffers from slight spinal deformity. Back and hip problems are common among dwarfs, as I understand it.
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fake hunch - brudewollen - May. 6th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
rockstarwookie
May. 6th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Such great news.
mizkit
May. 6th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
oh, that's bloody fantastic casting for Tyrion. YAY!
vylotte
May. 6th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Congratulations (to all of us)!

I'm glad it's a format and channel that will do the source material justice.
spiffystuff
May. 6th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Hurm!

Will Peter Dinklage dye his hair blond? He seems great, but the blondness is so tied up with the Lannisterness... it just wouldn't seem quite right if he (and Jamie and Cerci and all) weren't blond...
elanya
May. 6th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Wigs! :D
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(no subject) - gege_the_dodo - May. 6th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
ravensock
May. 6th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
That's amazing news! I'm so excited! Hooray!
kathrynthefair
May. 6th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
let me know when to sign up for HBO!!!
valadil
May. 6th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wooo, Dinklage. As soon as I saw him in 30 Rock I knew he'd be the perfect Tyrion. On a side note, is it just me or is 'Dinklage' one of the more unfortunate names a midget can have? I'm not trying to mock the guy, but I can't imagine high school going well for him under those conditions.
evilest_kitten
May. 6th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
OMG!

I just got so excited that I had to Thumper tap on my desk to express it. The image is perfect for Tyrion. It will be a much better image in my head than Hoggle from the Labyrinth (I'm 26ish--I grew up wathcing that movie too much).

Considering how excited I know I am, I cannot even begin to image the joy you are feeling right now. Congrats and Thank You.
froda_baggins
May. 6th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm very pleased with the casting. He looks great!
isis_newton
May. 6th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome. It seems almost real now.
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