Game of Thrones Star Joins Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt

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<i>Game of Thrones</i> Star Joins Alex Proyas’ <i>Gods of Egypt</i>

The Kingslayer isn’t the likeliest bet to sit atop the Iron Throne of Westeros when all is said and done on Game of Thrones, but becoming an Egyptian God isn’t a bad consolation prize.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the charismatic and arrogant swordsman Jaime Lannister on hit HBO drama, has landed the lead in Gods of Egypt. Directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City and I, Robot) for Summit Entertainment, it’s described as an “epic fantasy movie” set amongst the “great pyramids and sphinxes” of ancient Egypt.

According to The Wrap, Coster-Waldau would star in Gods of Egypt as Horus, the god of the sky. He teams up with Hathor, the goddess of love, as well as a human thief, on a quest to avenge the death of his father Osiris.