Pop Goes The News — Two leading men from Game of Thrones will be in Montréal this summer working on separate projects.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the hit HBO series, and Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, each start work on movies in mid-July.
Coster-Waldau, who turns 46 on July 27, is starring in the dark comedy Small Crimes and Harington is playing the titular role in The Death of Life of John F. Donovan.
Small Crimes, directed by E.L. Katz, is about an ex-cop who is released from prison after serving six years for attempted murder.
The screenplay was written by Katz and Macon Blair based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Dave Zeltserman.
Small Crimes shoots from July 16 to Aug. 19 in Montréal.
Harington, meanwhile, will be making The Death and Life of John F. Donovan for homegrown filmmaker Xavier Dolan from July 12 to Sept. 3.
The movie — Dolan’s English-language debut — is a satirical look at the movie business.
Harington, 29, stars along with Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Nicholas Hoult, and Canada’s Taylor Kitsch and Emily Hampshire.
Bates was in Montréal earlier this year starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 2. Hoult made X-Men: Apocalypse in Montreal last summer with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence — who happens to be making the new Darren Aronofsky movie in Montréal until mid-August.