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

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.

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The most iconic lines in ‘Game of Thrones’

For its past four seasons, “Game of Thrones” provided us not only with a plethora of remarkable characters and haunting scenes, but also with some of the most unforgettable lines delivered on television. As we await the show’s fifth season, let’s recall a few of GOT’s infamous and iconic lines (Take heed, some spoilers ahead):

“The things I do for love.”

Jaime Lannister said this to her sister, Cersei, before pushing young Brandon Stark out of the window, crippling the boy and sparking events that led to the War of the Five Kings.

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“What do we say to the God of death?” “Not today.”

The lessons the bravo Syrio Forel imparted to Arya – the art of sword fighting, as well as fortitude in the face of death – helped the young Stark survive her many misadventures.

“I demand a trial by combat.”

For two distinct occurrences in the hit HBO series, the dwarf  Tyrion Lannister out-maneuvered a rigged trial by playing the last ace up his sleeve: deferring judgment to the gods and demanding a warrior’s arena as his court.

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“You know nothing, John Snow.”

The line that launched a thousand memes, this quote, attributed to the wildling Ygritte, is a slight on John Snow’s youth, naiveté, and unsullied principles.

“Winter is coming.”

Formally the motto of dour House Stark, these words are best associated with its patriarch, Eddard, who, upon acceptance of the king’s offer to become the hand, anticipated a bleak future ahead of him and his family.

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What more witty, sardonic, and game-changing dialogue are in store for GOT’s rabid viewers? With the next season expected to premiere on April 2015, we have more than half a year to simmer our excitement.

I’m Brent Morgan Waco, and watching Game of  Thrones is a way for me to unwind following a day’s work as a physical therapist in Minneapolis. For more about my thoughts and views about this award-winning fantasy series, please add me to your Google+ circles.