If you find yourself doing a double-take because some guy out and about looks just like Jamie Lannister from Game of Thrones, know that it probably is. This summer, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emma Roberts, and Greg Kinnear will be in Minnesota shooting a film.
The psychological thriller Spinning Man is based on a novel by George Harrara. Coster-Waldau stars as college philosophy professor under investigation after a high school cheerleader goes missing. Kinnear plays the detective working the case. Emma Roberts is his top student.
The film will be the American debut of Danish filmmaker Peter Flinth. Minnesota native Keith Arnold, who is producing the film, may be the link that helped bring filming to the state.
"Making this movie in Minnesota is a dream come true,” says Arnold via this morning's press announcement. “We have the highest hopes for this film and using my hometown as a backdrop is surreal.”
There's no word yet on where the crew plans to shoot, though there have been some whispers about Hidden Falls Regional Park being a candidate. Production is set to start in June.