“Game of Thrones” is one of the best shows on TV right now, so it’s nice to see more of its actors getting real work. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who we know as Jaime Lannister, is the most recent Westerosi to find a part-time job.
Deadline reports that he’ll join the cast of “Oblivion,” alongside Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko. It’s set to start filming in March; presumably, that means most of his parts for the second season of “Game of Thrones” have already been shot.
Unfortunately, “Oblivion” is not an Elder Scrolls adaptation (only, oh, if only), but an adaptation of a graphic novel by the same name. It’s “set in a future where the Earth surface has been rendered uninhabitable, with most humans living above the clouds,” Deadline writes. “Back on Earth, those who remain have to deal with brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when a surface drone repairman (Cruise) discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.” Coster-Waldau will be there as Sykes, “a battle-hardened, physically imposing, intelligent and extremely athletic military technology and weapons expert.” He’s good at those types, as we know by now.
“Game of Thrones” returns on April 1, less than two months away. Coster-Waldau is set to have a bigger role this season, assuming the producers kick things into gear rather than following the exact layout of the books. The last we saw the roguish Lannister, he was locked up in the Stark’s war camp, awaiting his fate at the hands of Lady Catelyn. Not to spoil anything, but he gets a lot more complicated from here on out. We can’t wait!
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