You’ve seen a lot of Peter Dinklage since his star-making role in 2003’s The Station Agent, and work for the talented actor doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The 4’5″ actor was born with achondroplasia, which commonly causes dwarfism where the body is fully formed aside from the main bones in the arms and legs (those modeled in cartilage), causing the limbs to grow shorter than their usual length. After scene-stealing roles in Elf, Nip/Tuck, Death at a Funeral (both British and American versions), and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Dinklage earned the role of a lifetime as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, and now he’s a household name.
Since his 2011 debut in Game of Thrones, Dinklage has stayed busy with roles in blockbusters such as X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Infinity War, while also keeping a lower profile in smaller, critically-acclaimed films such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Rememory. His next film, I Think We’re Alone Now, looks to fall into the smaller, arthouse category of movies.
Helmed by frequent The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano and written by Mike Makowsky, I Think We’re Alone Now follows the story of Del (Dinklage), who believes that he is alone in the world. Following an extinction-level event, humanity is all but wiped out aside from Del, who lives in a small, empty town, content in his solitude as he methodically buries the corpses of his neighbors. One day, he happens upon Grace (Elle Fanning), an outsider whose history and motives are unknown. She wants to stay in his town, shattering his idealistic solitude and turning his world upside down.
Dinklage’s performance is already garnering rave reviews (no surprise there), and the film looks visually stunning. If you enjoy slow-burn post-apocalyptic dramas, keep an eye on I Think We’re Alone Now, in theaters on September 21. Watch the trailer below.