MINNEAPOLIS - Brace yourself, Game of Thrones fans.
One of the stars of the HBO hit will soon be in Minnesota. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who plays Jaime Lannister), along with mega stars Emma Roberts and Greg Kinnear will star in "Spinning Man" -- an indie thriller that starts production in June.
The movie, which will be shot in Minnesota in the coming weeks, centers on a philosophy professor named Evan Birch (Coster-Waldau) who becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of a high school cheerleader.
Kinnear plays the detective assigned to the investigation, while Roberts plays Anna, one of Birch's prize students.
Keith Arnold, a Minnesota native who went to Cretin-Derham Hall, will produce the film along with Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International.
He said they're currently scouting the area for shooting locations, but thinks they'll primarily shoot in St. Paul.
"Making this movie in Minnesota is a dream come true,” said Arnold. “We have the highest hopes for this film and using my hometown as a backdrop is surreal. I'm so excited to work with our talented cast and team of local professionals to make this dream a reality.”
Spinning Man is one of 158 movies participating in Minnesota's Snowbate program, an incentive that tries to bring productions to the state.