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Peter Dinklage In Talks To Join Adam Sandler Flick Pixels

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Peter Dinklage attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Ethan Miller -- Getty Images

The actor could go from "Game of Thrones" to the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming buddy movie about video game characters invading the planet

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is in talks to join the cast of Adam Sandler’s next buddy movie. Everyone’s favorite member of the Lannister family could be playing a video geek in the upcoming film Pixels.

The movie would also star Sandler, Josh Gad and Kevin James and is based on the 2010 short Pixels, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The feature film version would see James as the President of the United States who needs the help of his longtime buddies Sandler and Gad to stop video game characters from taking over the world. Dinklage is in line to play “a former Donkey Kong and Space Invaders champion who is a loudmouth,” the Reporter reports.

It seems like a surprising choice for Dinklage, as Sandler’s films haven’t exactly been critics’ favorites in recent years. Then again, we suppose if anyone can withstand the potential mass carnage of bad reviews, it’d be someone who’s survived the onscreen carnage of at least three seasons of GoT.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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