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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Departing Westeros for the ‘Gods of Egypt’

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After years of supporting performances and failed TV shows, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is finally breaking out. The Danish actor has been dominating the small screen as Jaime Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones,’ and now it looks like he’ll be adding another big-screen role to his resume for fantasy epic ‘Gods of Egypt.’

Although his movie-star good looks help subvert the entire concept of heroic leading men on ‘Game of Thrones’ (where he plays a vile but shockingly likable character), they’ll serve him well when it comes to playing more straightforward heroes. According to The Wrap, Coster-Waldau is in talks to take on the ‘Gods of Egypt’ as “Horus, the god of the sky, who teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.” There’s definitely a bit of ‘Clash of the Titans’ in there, but let’s not hold that against it.

The film will be directed by Alex Proyas, who can make amazing movies (‘Dark City’), awful movies (‘I, Robot’) and completely bonkers movies (‘Knowing’). Which version of the director will show up to this set? Who knows. We just hope that Proyas builds a great vehicle for Coster-Waldau because we love this guy.

In the meantime, you can still catch the actor playing second fiddle to Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in ‘Oblivion,’ where you’ll wish he was actually playing the lead.

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