Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones) is set to star in an upcoming crime thriller called The Thicket. The movie is based on a book by Joe Lansdale, and according to the press release, the book is apparently one of the “best American crime novels to emerge in recent years.”
Set in tough, turbulent and feral East Texas in the early 20th century, this dark thriller follows the story of Jack, an innocent young man, who goes on an epic quest to rescue his sister after she has been kidnapped by a violent killer, Cut Throat Bill, and his gang. Jack enlists the help of a crafty bounty hunter named Shorty (Dinklage), a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart prostitute. Together they track the girl into the deadly no-man’s land known as The Big Thicket – a place where blood and chaos reign.
The movie is being produced by Gianni Nunnari who has a solid track record of producing films that include Se7en, The Departed, and 300. He had this to say in a statement:
“That Joe Lansdale’s dark vision will be brought to life by the brilliantly talented Peter Dinklage starring as Shorty – it is a dream of mine. This is the kind of original movie with edge and style that Hollywood Gang is hungry for; luckily we found all these things in THE THICKET. We cannot wait to share this movie with audiences around the world.”
Dinklage had this to say about the story:
“Completely original. The characters and the world they inhabit jumped from the pages for me in such a cinematic way.”