Adam Shankman Set to Direct Peter Dinklage's Leprechaun Comedy
Back in the fall of 2013, we learned that "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage was going to star in an R-rated comedy where he played a man who tells people that he's a leprechaun. Now Deadline has word that the film is called O'Lucky Day, and Hairspray and Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman is in talks to get behind the camera. Some more details on the story have also surfaced as it's described as following a con man who may or may not be a real leprechaun, but at the very least, convinces people that he is one. However, with Shankman on board as director, I'm not entirely sure this will be R-rated comedy anymore.
The original script came from Andrew Dodge, who wrote Bad Words for Jason Bateman's directorial debut, but it's been rewritten by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift (Freddy vs. Jason). That means there's still a chance that it's got some adult comedic flare, but Shankman has yet to direct an R-rated film. But maybe he's looking to broaden his horizons a bit. All I know is that a comedy with Peter Dinklage in the lead sounds great, especially since his film roles are somewhat limited by his schedule for "Game of Thrones." Here's hoping this turns out to be good, and not just a Bad Santa rip-off.
Seems like a too obvious route for Dinklage. With the exception of his bit part in Elf, I like him better when he takes roles where his stature is not reference.
CoosCoos on Feb 12, 2015
This project sounds like beautiful dumb fun.
DAVIDPD on Feb 13, 2015
It sounds like something they came up with while drinking heavily and smoking weed....
TheOct8pus on Feb 13, 2015
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