Kit Harington books first post-'Game of Thrones' role

'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington on Playing 'More Personal' Young Poet After Epic Jon Snow

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.

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Kit Harington books first post-'Game of Thrones' role

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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.

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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.

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