THERE IS A HUGE GAME OF THRONES SPOILER IN THIS POST, DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SEASON 7 FINALE!
‘Game of Thrones‘ actor Aidan Gillen played the strangely lovable Lord Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish on the show for seven seasons. He managed to squirm his way through the seven seasons, but as most of you know, his run on the show ended in dramatic fashion on the season seven finale.
But don’t worry about ol’ Gillen, he’s going to be just fine. According to multiple reports, he will be playing James Joyce in Robert Mullan’s upcoming film, James and Lucia.
Deadline gives us more details:
“The movie, written and to be directed by Mullan (Mad To Be Normal), centers on the famed Irish writer’s life as he writes Finnegans Wake and his daughter Lucia’s mental health deteriorates. Lucia, a professional dancer, was once treated by Carl Jung and diagnosed as schizophrenic in the mid-1930s; a failed romance with playwright Samuel Beckett was particularly damaging to her. The film tells of the heroic struggle of the near-blind Joyce to protect and support his beloved daughter. That role has yet to be cast.”
It will be a new challenge for Gillen, and it’s probably a welcomed challenge. You spend so long playing one character, you get a little comfortable, even on a show like GoT.