'Game of Thrones' Actor to Star in Horror Movie 'Mama' with Jessica Chastain (Exclusive)

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'Game of Thrones' Actor to Star in Horror Movie 'Mama' with Jessica Chastain (Exclusive)
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'Game of Thrones' Actor to Star in Horror Movie 'Mama' with Jessica Chastain (Exclusive)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the devious Jaime Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will star opposite Jessica Chastain in Mama, a Guillermo del Toro-executive produced horror movie being distributed by Universal.

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The movie tells the story of a couple – Chastain and Coster-Waldau – who take in their long-lost young nieces and nephews. The kids were found after living in the forest for five years but now murderous events begin to unfold and it becomes clear that a supernatural force is intent on claiming the kids.

Andres Muschietti is directing, expanding the story he first told in his 2008 Spanish-language short. Neil Cross rewrote the script based on an original draft by Muschietti and his sister-partner Barbara Muschietti.

Miles Dale and Barbara Muschietti are producing. The movie will begin shooting October 3 in Toronto.

Coster-Waldau, repped by WME and Impression Entertainment, is also starring in the hot Scandinavian crime thriller Headhunters

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