Hollywood Grabs Game of Thrones Stars

Hollywood's high hopes for the cast of the hit show

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Natalie Dormer at Freemasons Hall on July 20, 2013 in London

If you love watching your favorite Game of Thrones star swing a sword on the small screen, you’ll be glad to hear it won’t be long before the denizens of Westeros are marching on your local multiplex.

This week brought an initial glimpse of Jon Snow, ahem, Kit Harington, taking on Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii and now the news that Natalie Dormer will appear in the two-part Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the finale of the hit series. Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, will take on the role of Cressida, the film director who shoots footage of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss during an uprising. Before that (Mockingjay is due in Nov. 2014 and Nov. 2015), Dormer will be seen  opposite Chris Hemsworth in the Sept. 2013 release Rush, a biography of an Austrian Formula 1 driver coping with a life-altering crash.

(MORE: TIME’s recaps of Game of Thrones)

While Pompeii and Mockingjay are a ways off, they illustrate Hollywood’s high hopes for the cast of Game of Thrones. After all, Dormer and Harrington aren’t the only ones with upcoming films:

  • Emilia Clarke, perhaps best known as Daenerys Targaryen, will give her rendition of Juliet in the upcoming film Rosaline, a twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet based on the Rebecca Serle novel When You Were Mine.
  • Iain Glen (Johan Mormont) will star in the Valentine’s Day 2014 release of What About Love.
  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) will hit U.K. theaters in November with Panda Eyes, a movie about a beautiful young girl haunted by a secret past.
  • Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), already an established Hollywood presence, has several films coming soon, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and the independent Rememory.
  • Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) was announced for a role in a dark World War I comedy, The Poisoners.
  • Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) will star in the upcoming heist comedy, Plastic.

No news yet on a starring role for Jack Gleeson — but, given the way Joffrey Baratheon reacts to things not going his way, we can’t see a casting director saying no.

11 comments
silverose
silverose

JOHAN MORMONT!!! LOL!!! They couldn't even spell the name right, let alone write a decency of an article.

SaintsGrrl
SaintsGrrl

NCW is busier than all of them put together, and he doesn't even get a mention. Amazing reporting there.

tjblease
tjblease

@TIME Rob Stark is going to be playing Prince Charming in Disney's live-action Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh

BabaDragonness
BabaDragonness

@TIME I know Natalie and Kit are in some pretty big things right now. Maisie is working on a project as well.

Scotlandtherapy
Scotlandtherapy

@TIME who gives sh*te, really who is still watching series, got boring somewhere between series 2 & the kiling off of useful characters.

ayebaj
ayebaj

JOHAN Mormont? Come on guys