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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:

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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May. 7th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Oh, an American actor? It's an American actor! I'm a bit surprised, though strangely pleased.
May. 7th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Hell to the yes! That is so perfect! My week is made.
May. 7th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Wow! Wonderful news :)
May. 7th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Hot diggerty...
Makes me want to move to Ireland. I'm so glad the suits greenlighted (greenlit?) this project. Kudos to the pitchmen/pitchpeople.
May. 7th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
wow! I hope (really hope) a transmission in italy!! naturally translate in italian.
May. 7th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
I have a place in my heart for Tyrion, but Peter Dinklage is a bit handsome for how I imagine Tyrion.

It doesn't matter, I think the casting is fantastic! So very excited.
May. 7th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome choice for Tyrion.

I think Queen Cersei should be played by Tricia Helfer.

Any thoughts on that one?
May. 8th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Tricia Helfer
Tricia would be great, but she's got another pilot filming now - a comedy, actually. So she probably won't be available.
May. 7th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Tyrion looks AWESOME - perfect!
May. 7th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic! I can't think of a more perfect actor for the role of Tyrion.
May. 7th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)

I have nothing intelligent to say. I just thought you might be amused to know that I'm dancing around and squeeing with excitement.
May. 7th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic news! I can't wait to hear about the rest of the cast and crew list as the results come in. :)
May. 7th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
He's an angry elf.
Can't wait to see this. Will Ferrell as Little Finger? Just so they can work together again? (Joke)
May. 7th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Peter Denklage wasn't even on my radar. His face looks too normal for the role of Tyrion IMO, but then again makeup can fix that. He was certainly hilarious in 30 Rock a few months ago so I have faith.
May. 7th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I know that Tyrion is often depicted as "ugly" but his being a dwarf is far and away the more character-defining attribute. They don't need to ugly him up. That all said, Peter Dinklage was really the ONLY good choice for Tyrion. Color me excited.
May. 7th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
i hope they dont run out of money before this is over what are they gonna do with all the charters cause as you all know there a ton of people
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