Jon Snow to Be King Arthur for Warner Bros.
Game of Thrones
star Kit Harington
has been cast as King Arthur in Warner Bros. medieval action movie Arthur & Lancelot.
Harington, who plays Jon Snow in "Thrones," bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell, will play a similar character in Arthur, also an ilegitimate son in this version, who is being raised by a poor knight in a small village and will one day become a great leader.
The film, which THR
says will take the same light-hearted approach that Warner Bros. applied to Sherlock Holmes
was written and will be directed by David Dobkin
As it stands, Harington will play opposite Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman
(AMC's The Killing
) as Lancelot, a "rebellious nobel who distrusts the established government." The role of Guinevere is not said to factor strongly into the first film (assuming there will even be more).Arthur & Lancelot
looks to begin filming this coming March with a release schedule a year later on March 15, 2013.