Will produce and star in crime thriller…

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Station Agent’ star Peter Dinklage has signed on to star in a feature adaptation of author Joe R. Lansdale’s 2013 crime thriller novel ‘The Thicket.’

Set in tough, turbulent and feral East Texas in the early 20th century, ‘The Thicket’ follows the story of Jack, “an innocent young man, who goes on an epic quest to rescue his sister after she has been kidnapped by a violent killer, Cut Throat Bill, and his gang. Jack enlists the help of a crafty bounty hunter named Shorty (Dinklage), a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart prostitute. Together they track the girl into the deadly no-man’s land known as The Big Thicket – a place where blood and chaos reign.”

In addition to starring, Dinklage will produce the adaptation with his long time manager David Ginsberg, and Hollywood Gang Productions’ Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding.

“That Joe Lansdale’s dark vision will be brought to life by the brilliantly talented Peter Dinklage starring as Shorty – it is a dream of mine,” said Nunnari. “This is the kind of original movie with edge and style that Hollywood Gang is hungry for; luckily we found all these things in ‘The Thicket’. We cannot wait to share this movie with audiences around the world.”

“Completely original,” said Dinklage. “The characters and the world they inhabit jumped from the pages for me in such a cinematic way.”