Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has joined the all star cast of writer/director Martin McDonagh’s drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, about to start filming in western North Carolina.
The film tells the story of a mother, played by Frances McDormand (Fargo), whose daughter was murdered, after which she goes to war with the police, thinking that they are not interested in pursuing justice. Infuriated because the sheriffs in her hometown are more interested in persecuting black people than finding the killer, she then pays for three local billboards to criticize the law enforcement officials.
Peter Dinklage will play as a local man who has a crush on McDormand’s character, according to Slash Film.
Dinklage joins Lucas Hedges as McDormand’s son and John Hawkes as her ex-husband, in addition to Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) and Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) have also recently joined the cast. It also stars Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell who will play as sheriff and protege respectively.
Fox Searchlight and Film4 co-finance the film, which is reportedly a response to the violent clashes in Baltimore and Ferguson.
Filming is expected to begin this month in Jackson and Buncombe counties, among other locations.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has no official release date yet.