Kit Harington books first post-'Game of Thrones' role
While Jon Snow might be a goner, Kit Harington is still going strong.
The Game of Thrones actor -- whose fan-favorite character was shockingly and brutally killed off in the season five finale -- has joined the cast of the upcoming thriller Brimstone, Variety reports. He replaces Robert Pattinson,who was previously attached to star.
Harington joins Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Paul Anderson and GoT actress Carice van Houten -- who stars as Melisandre, a.k.a. The Red Woman, on the HBO epic.
Brimstone, written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven, is an epic Western that tells the story of a young woman (Fanning) who is forced to survive against the machinations of an evil preacher (Pearce). Principal photography is already underway in Spain, Germany and Romania.
Although Brimstone is Harington's first big role after his GoT departure, it isn't his only recent foray into film. Harington's war-time drama Testament of Youthhit screens earlier this month, and the 28-year-old actor sat down with ET to talk about playing a character much different than Jon Snow.