Tom McCarthy Sits In “Game of Thrones”

Tom McCarthy (“The Station Agent”) is set to direct the pilot episode of HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling “Songs of Fire and Ice” novels, “Thrones” is described as an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

Peter Dinklage will play Tyrion, the Queen’s brother who is treated as an outsider because of his size.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss penned the script and will produce the series.