'Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage to play leprechaun in new comedy

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"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage might not have been playing an elf in the 2003 comedy "Elf," but he will be playing a leprechaun (sort of) in a new untitled R-rated comedy. Coming from the writer of Jason Bateman's "Bad Words," the new Paramount film will follow Dinklage's character as he tries to convince people he's a real leprechaun.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the movie is "described as being deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart." It's also said to be in the vein of the 2003 Billy Bob Thorton comedy "Bad Santa."

"Bad Words" was Bateman's directorial debut, and it made quite a splash at the Toronto Film Festival. That was writer Andrew Dodge's first script as well, so here's hoping his new untitled comedy will live up to its high standard.

When he's not playing Tyrion Lannister on "Game of Thrones," Dinklage continues to have a busy career as a film actor. He's also starring in films like "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn," "Low Down" and "A Long Way Home," as well as his most notable new project, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

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