We are so used to seeing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the skillful Jaime Lannister in the ‘Game of Thrones’ that it can be quite difficult for us to think of him as another totally different character. But him playing a gangster’s role does sound interesting. Read more details about his character in his upcoming crime thriller ‘Shot Caller’ in the article below:
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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.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of my favorite actors in David Benioff and D. B. Weiss’s fantasy drama. As an avid fan of the series, I might still think of him as Jaime Lannister even if he’s already wearing a stereotypical gangster costume in his new movie. Anyway, the Brent Morgan Waco fan he has will still support him all the way. Let’s continue chatting on Twitter.