Tom McCarthy has come aboard to direct HBO’s fantasy pilot “Game of Thrones,” on which the star of his first feature, The Station Agent‘s Peter Dinklage, has been tapped for a key role.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling “Songs of Fire and Ice” novels, “Thrones” is described as an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Dinklage will play Tyrion, the Queen’s brother who is treated as an outsider because of his size.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrote the pilot script and are executive producing.