'Game of Thrones' King Richard Madden is Celebrating 'Bastille Day'
It seems like every week, one of the cast members of "Game of Thrones" books a role on the big screen. That's likely because there are so many characters in the HBO series that the cast is rather sizable, but it's also a testament to just how that show has made many of those actors in demand. The latest star of the fantasy series heading to the big screen is Richard Madden, the deceased former King of the North Rob Stark, as Variety reports he will join Idris Elba in the developing action thriller Bastille Day. The film has been in the works for a couple years and previously had Taken helmer Pierre Morel attached to direct back in 2012, but now it's James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Eden Lake) at the helm instead. Read on!
With a script from rising writer Andrew Baldwin, the story follows a rogue U.S. CIA operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American man, who’s also a con-artist, “disappear” in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the American is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro. But soon they have to work together as the CIA realizes the American is innocent, but may still be linked to the real attacker. We're assuming Madden is taking the role of the con-artist while Elba will be the CIA agent, but that could just as easily flip-flop and work just as well. Here's hoping this offers something a little more than your generic action thriller.