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Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to play a SoCal gangster in Shot Caller

Coster-Waldau in Game Of Thrones
Coster-Waldau in Game Of Thrones

Now that he’s done fending off hordes of Spanish women in between takes on the set of Game Of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is putting his hand back on to play the lead in the crime thriller Shot Caller. Stuntman-turned-director Ric Roman Waugh will direct the modern drama, in which Coster-Waldau plays a gangster who gets released from prison, only to be pressured by his gang leaders into committing a major crime with another rival gang. The setting for all these gang-related situations will be the gang-related streets of Southern California.

Details beyond the gang-related nature of the film are scarce, and as of yet Coster-Waldau doesn’t have any co-stars. Game Of Thrones fans are no doubt eager to learn just what level of witty banter and incest the Kingslayer will partake in when yanked out of Westeros and dropped into the streets of Los Angeles—or San Diego, or Oxnard, or whichever specific Southern California streets his new character’s gang hangs out on. We’re hoping the gang leader role ends up filled by Charles Dance, a.k.a. Tywin Lannister. Come to think of it, why not just bring in all of House Lannister and fill the rival gang up with actors who play members of House Stark? Could be a fun little role play.

Production on Shot Caller will begin May 26 on the mean streets of New Mexico.

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