Tuesday, May 21, 2013

'Hop-Frog': 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Peter Dinklage To Appear In Film Based On Edgar Allan Poe's Short Story

As May as been designated Short Story Month, it was good to read screendaily.com and discover that Game of Thrones standout actor Peter Dinkage will appear in a film based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story Hop-Frog.

Peter Dinklage, riding high on the global success of Game Of Thrones, has signed on to star in Hop Frog.

The film is based on the Edgar Allan Poe revenge story about a puppeteer who poses as a court jester to exact revenge on the knights who murdered his uncle and kidnapped the woman he loves.

Mark Palansky, who last directed Penelope, will direct from a screenplay by newcomer Brian Alan Carr.

“Hop Frog is beautiful and vicious,” said Dinklage. “It has haunted me ever since I read Poe’s original tale of revenge years ago. I can think of no other director than Mark Palansky to bring this new imagining of it vibrantly to life.”

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You can read Poe's short story Hop-Frog online via the below link:


You can also read an earlier post on Short Story Month via the below link:


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