Peter Dinklage is Rumpelstiltskin For Sony
According to Variety, 49-year-old actor Peter Dinklage has no intentions of leaving the fantasy genre yet with his attachment to the upcoming Rumpelstiltskin at Sony, in which he has signed on for the titular role and as a producer.
The plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but the story of the fairytale character follows a miller who lies to a king that his daughter can spin straw into gold. In an attempt to save her life, she makes a deal with the titular imp-like creature to have the straw spun into gold in exchange for her necklace first, followed by her ring the next day and lastly her first born child.
The German character first appeared in a Brothers Grimm tale and has had numerous iterations and variations on screen over the years, including appearing as one of the main characters on ABC’s Once Upon a Time portrayed by Robert Carlyle (T2 Trainspotting).
No director is currently set for the project, but the film will be penned by Patrick Ness, the author of the children’s fantasy novel A Monster Calls who also wrote the screenplay for the 2016 film adaptation starring Lewis MacDougall (Boundaries) and Liam Neeson (Taken).
Dinklage just recently set a record for the most nominations an actor has received for portraying one character with his seventh consecutive Emmy nomination for HBO’s fantasy hit Game of Thrones, and was recently seen on the big screen with the acclaimed, Oscar-winning drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the fourth highest-grossing film of all-time Avengers: Infinity War.