Literally what the headline said: Peter Dinklage, otherwise known as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, is set to star in a new R-rated comedy from Paramount as a guy who tricks people into believing that he is a real-life leprechaun. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is untitled, and was written by Andrew Dodge, the screenwriter of the upcoming Jason Bateman spelling bee comedy, Bad Words:
The project is described as being deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart. Sources say it plays off of Dinklage's size, as the story centers around a man who tells people he is a true leprechaun.
The project is said to be tonally in the vein of Bad Santa, the 2003 comedy featuring Billy Bob Thornton as a department store Santa that was filthy fun with an uplifting ending, and Bad Words, Bateman's directorial debut that featured foul-mouthed kids in a spelling bee.
I'm gonna go ahead right now and guess that the title of this film will probably feature the word "bad" in it. Bad Dude Who Makes Everyone Think He's a Leprechaun? We'll work on it.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]