“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington is coming out from behind The Wall to voice a villainous warrior in DreamWorks Animation’s sequel “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Brit thesp is also set to star opposite Vera Farmiga in the Sigma/Zentropa thriller “Greenland Time.”
Harrington is in negotiations to join returning “Dragon” cast members Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig.
Dean DeBlois, who co-wrote and co-directed the original 2010 pic with Chris Sanders, is returning to write and direct the sequel. Bonnie Arnold will once again produce, while Sanders will exec produce with DeBlois.
Read the full article here at Variety. Thanks to Nic for the link.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is to play opposite Vera Farmiga in Sigma/Zentropa thriller Greenland Time.
Sigma is re-teaming with regular collaborator Zentropa on the Greenland-set psychological-thriller about a woman out for revenge on the man who killed her daughter in a hit-and-run accident.
Writers David Newman and Catherine Linstrum make their feature directorial debuts on the project which was developed by the UK’s BFI/Film Agency for Wales. The latter has also committed production finance. The project is aiming for an October/November shoot.
Read the full article here Screen Daily.
“I’ve been regrowing the beard and hair and kind getting back into the Jon Snow look,” he laughed as he hit the red carpet at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards 2012 in Los Angeles.
Kit said he heads back to film the fantasy drama in just a few months.
“We go back in July,” he said. “We’re just about to start again.”
The actor, whose character had some thrilling scenes on Sunday’s Season 2 finale on HBO, said he was still behind when it came to watching the program.
“I haven’t even seen Episode 9 yet. I’m a bit behind, so I have to catch up,” Kit told Access.
But, Kit said he was looking forward to the reactions from fans over the finale.
“I’m really excited to see what people think, because it’s got some big cliffhangers and it’s sort of, it’s gonna be exciting to see how people perceive it,” he said. “I think they’ll love it.”
Read the full article here at Access Hollywood.
“I think Jon’s soul is kind of ripped out from doing that,” Harington tells TVGuide.com. “Killing a faceless wildling beyond The Wall is one thing, but killing your teacher, your commander, this notorious hero of the Night’s Watch, to know that you have to go with the wildlings and pretend to be something you’re not, to pretend to be a traitor when you’re not is hard.”
Previously, Jon had been tasked with executing Ygritte (Rose Leslie), a wildling the rangers had caught, but instead almost allowed her to escape. As he brought her back to his men, Jon was in turn captured by the wildlings, who also had Qhorin. “All of this was his fault. If he had just killed Ygritte, if he had just done what he was supposed to do, then … he wouldn’t have had to kill Qhorin,” Harington says. “None of this would have happened. And so it was the biggest mistake he makes in his life. It’s that guilt, it’s that horrible feeling that sits in his stomach from then on I think, which leads him to do good later.”
The actor had been anticipating the scene since he read it in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series on which Thrones is based. “I was looking forward to people watching it … to see whether they thought Jon was going to die or if Qhorin was going to die. Who do you cheer for?” says Harington. “Qhorin isn’t going easy on him even though he told Jon to kill him. But Qhorin knows that Jon is worthy of a good fight against him. Qhorin is sacrificing himself for the greater good, so the last few beats of the fight, Jon is pushed into that corner of killing him very cleverly. It was a weirdly emotional scene to film.”
Read the full article here at TVGuide.com.
Justified’s Walton Goggins made a beeline for Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, where the two debated who’d fare best on their respective series. “I’d want a really big sword, I’d have one day on the call sheet because I would take some people down! But I’d be killed right away,” Goggins laughed. “I’d walk onto your show with my sword and just get shot point blank!” the man also known as Jon Snow retorted.
New HQ photos of Kit at the Spike TV’s 6th Annual “Guys Choice” Awards held on June 2nd have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
HD screencaps of Kit in episode 2.10 entitled Valar Morghulis have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
2.10 – Valar Morghulis