The Greatest Film of the Decade: Peter Dinklage. R-Rated Leprechaun Comedy.
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The Greatest Film of the Decade: Peter Dinklage. R-Rated Leprechaun Comedy.

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | October 10, 2013 | Comments ()


You know, Peter Dinklage is a fantastic actor, with a sense of dramatic delivery, comedic timing, and twat-king slapping. But let’s face it, the man has undoubtedly faced every variation of half-assed joke about how he should next play an oompa-loompa, hobbit, ewok, or dwarf in his next film or for Halloween. [note to self: patent the idea of Peter Dinklage playing a slutty hobbit on his next “Saturday Night Live” appearance. Shut up, brain, that’s how patents work now].

So for him to agree to star in an as yet untitled R-rated comedy featuring him as a leprechaun in the vein of “Bad Santa”? That takes such lovely brass ones, that I do hope he carefully keeps them polished.

THR has an exclusive on the project. Luckily, I have foiled their dreams of information domination with the elite mastery of ctrl-C and its little brother ctrl-V. They report that the film will be “deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart” in addition to featuring Dinklage as a man who pretends to be a leprechaun. No further details are available, but really, are any necessary?

There’s also no word on whether this will be a reboot, sequel, or mere spiritual successor to the “Leprechaun” series, but I imagine it’s unthinkable that they won’t bring back Jennifer Aniston and Ice-T for cameos at the very least.

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  • e jerry powell

    The thought of Dinklage “deep in R-rated territory" is making me all salaciously tingly.

  • Idle Primate

    As Dinklage has managed the formidable task of forging a career of playing people--characters who could have been people of regular height--instead of, well, leprechauns, I would feel a bit sad about this except that it says 'pretends to be a leprechaun'.

    And that makes me think of the dirty joke that ends with the punchline "yer a bit old ta be believin in leprechauns arench ya"

  • John G.

    Ctrl-V is little brother to no one. Ctrl-V rules both Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X

  • foolsage

    Correct. Without Ctrl-V, the others are useless.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Shut up, brain, that’s how patents work now

    Thank you for this.

    R-rated comedy featuring him as a leprechaun in the vein of “Bad Santa”

    And this is exactly what I was thinking.

  • Legally Insignificant

    With regard to media, I'm always hazy on the line between fair characterization and stereotypes. That's why I avoid any and all Tyler Perry works, other than the fact that they're mostly terrible.
    Good on PDinks for taking away the power from anyone who thinks its funny to refer to those of a shorter stature as leprechauns, munchkins, hobbits, etc.

  • foolsage

    Dinklage has done this before (e.g. Elf and 30 Rock). He seems comfortable skewering preconceptions about little people.

  • Dragonchild

    Good on him for taking away the power from anyone who think it's NOT funny, as well. It's one thing to be insensitive, but it's another to force someone to be a victim. I don't know what I think about his decision to do this gig, but if anyone's stopping Dinklage from playing a leprechaun (besides himself), it should be his agent.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    If there aren't at least three expletive-filled jokes about his lucky charms I'm going to be seriously disappointed.

  • Jim Kizer

    Still waiting on Knights of Badassdom...

  • foolsage

    Sigh. Me too.

  • kildarepaul

    Leprechaun-heavy day today. Irish media complaining about Notre Dame mascot ahead of a game to be played in Dublin. Personally I'm not bothered.

    I would imagine that Dinklage's Irish accent must be pretty good after 3+ seasons in Belfast.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    His English accent is pretty weird, though.

  • BWeaves

    I'm bummed that they haven't tapped him for a decent Toulouse-Lautrec biography yet.

  • John G.

    what? better than John "screaming and making faces IS acting" Leguizamo's lautrec?

  • Idle Primate

    In a manic comical musical, he didn't bring enough gravitas or angst to the role, eh?

  • Bodhi

    That would fantastic.

    I'd also like to see him as Toulouse in a movie adaptation of Chris Moore's Sacre Bleu

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