Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Scores New Role
Fans of Game of Thrones know how captivating Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in his role as Jaime Lannister, and it seems like the rest of the world is catching on as well, since Nikolaj has just picked up yet another starring movie role.
The new film, The Undertaker, will be produced by Danish production company Profile Pictures (Nikolaj himself is Danish) and will reunite Nikolaj with director Jannik Johansen, who previously worked with Nikolaj over a decade ago in Stealing Rembrandt.
According to Variety, the new film, “Turns on an ex criminal biker, Tom, who is living in hiding as an undertaker, but eventually gets confronted with his violent past.” According to one of the film’s producers, Jacob Jarek, the film will be similar in tone to 2005’s A History of Violence, which coincidentally also starred a Danish (well, Danish-American) actor best known for his role in an epic fantasy, Viggo Mortensen of Lord of the Rings’ fame.
The new film is expected to begin production early in 2015, and promises to keep Nikolaj very busy for the foreseeable future. In addition to filming Game of Thrones, the hard-working actor has several projects hitting theaters in the next two years, including The Other Woman, Gods of Egypt, and A Second Chance.