Hollywood Update: Dreamers of the Day

Reports are surfacing that Peter Dinklage, star of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, has begun negotiations to play T.E. Lawrence in the film adaptation of Mary Doria Russell’s novel Dreamers of the Day.

Should the project go forward, this will be the first time that the legendary Lawrence of Arabia is played by an actor under six feet tall. Dinklage is four feet five inches tall.

“Lawrence was five feet two in real life,” Dinklage is reported as commenting, “so if you average me and Peter O’Toole, it all balances out.”

Tilda Swinton is tapped to play the young Winston Churchill, and gender-bending casting goes on to include Kurt Russell as Gertrude Bell, in his first drag role since “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.”

Finally, in a bold move to capture Oscar gold, Meg Ryan will play the plain-faced and retiring 40-year-old spinster Agnes Shanklin. “It’s going to be a real challenge,” Ms. Ryan didn’t say. “I won’t be adorable even a little.”

11 thoughts on “Hollywood Update: Dreamers of the Day”

  1. Dreamers is my favorite all time book. Love the cast so far. Peter Drinklage is a very fine actor and could do a go job with Lawrence. Love to see Annie in Rosie’s role, but Dachshunds are notoriously difficult to direct. Good luck, Mary

  2. Oh Wonderful!!!!!!! I so want to see your work in the movies — now if the stars align and it’s a GOOD movie we’ll all be thoroughly thrilled!

  3. Thrilled with Peter Dinklage. Wearing a robe instead of armor would be a nice change.I also believed until Tilda Swinton. But then I am so gullible I actually smelled my kindle trying to smell goggle nose app. Very very clever!

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