Peter Dinklage to headline The Toxic Avenger reboot
The contemporary reimagining of the 1984 film will be written and directed by Macon Blair
Peter Dinklage is set to star in a reboot of American superhero black comedy, The Toxic Avenger. The contemporary reimagining of the 1984 film will be written and directed by Macon Blair, reports Variety.
Dinklage will play Toxie, the superhero around whom the film revolves. Originally known as Melvin, the protagonist becomes disfigured when he is pushed into toxic waste, and soon assumes the moniker of Toxie. In order to save his son, friends, and community from corruption and greed, Toxie should rise to the occasion and become a hero.
The original Toxic Avenger film became a cult classic and expanded into a musical production, children's cartoon series, and Marvel comic.
Meanwhile, Dinklage is currently shooting Cyrano with director Joe Wright.