Danish thesp Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” is set to join Juliette Binoche in the indie drama “A Thousand Times Good Night,” which Norwegian helmer Erik Poppe is directing from a script he co-wrote with Harald Rosenlow Eeg.
Film is inspired by Poppe’s own experiences in the 1980’s as a war photographer torn between job and family, though Binoche will play the lead shutterbug.
Norwegian producer Finn Gjerdrum will produce for Paradox in collaboration with Ireland’s Newgrange Pictures and Zentropa International Sweden. Production, which started Monday in Ireland, will later move to Morocco, Kenya and Kabul. The Norwegian Film Institute is supporting the project, which is the first of three on which Gjerdum and Poppe plan to collaborate.
Coster-Waldau recently starred in Morten Tyldum’s acclaimed crime thriller “Headhunters” and will next be seen opposite Jessica Chastain in Universal’s horror film “Mama,” which was exec produced by Guillermo del Toro. Thesp recently wrapped a supporting role alongside Tom Cruise in another U project, Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi pic “Oblivion.”
Coster-Waldau is repped by WME, Impression Entertainment and Lindberg Management in Denmark.