Hope You Guess His Name: Peter Dinklage to Star in Sony’s ‘Rumpelstiltskin’

Sony Pictures is working on a feature film about the gold-spinning deal-making fairy tale character, Rumpelstiltskin. Maybe that’s not super exciting on the surface, especially if you were a fan of ABC’s Once Upon A Time and Robert Carlyle‘s version of the character, but add in a Game of Thrones star and we’re interested.

Peter Dinklage in 2015
Peter Dinklage at the Primetime Emmy Awards Press Room on September 20, 2015. Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Variety says that according to a source, two-time Emmy winner (and multi-nominee) Peter Dinklage is set to play Rumpelstiltskin in the feature film, as well as produce.

The trickster character comes from The Brothers Grimm fairy tale, striking a deal with a cunning miller’s daughter to spin straw into gold to save her family from ruin due to a greedy king’s desire and the miller’s boasting. Three times he comes to the miller’s daughter’s aid and ultimately is defeated by her discovery of his true name.

The outlet does say this is not set in stone, and the completion of HBO’s banner series is a roadblock to getting the production moving. Reportedly, Patrick Ness and Karen Rosenfelt are writing the script for the feature. Additional producers (thus far) include Matt Smith (not that one), David Alpert, David Ginsberg, and Josh Weinstock.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



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