Josh Whitehouse Teams Up With Naomi Watts To Star In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel
Young British actor Josh Whitehouse has been roped into essay the lead role in HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel pilot. He is now the second actor to have been finalized for the pilot, with Naomi Watts joining the cast on Tuesday to play a socialite with a secret. Talking about the role Whitehouse has been assigned to the essay, it is being kept under the wraps at the moment. But his association with the project has been confirmed by HBO.
Josh Whitehouse has previously acted in Northern Soul. He was most recently seen in the BBC series Poldark. He is now gearing up to headline the remake of Valley Girl, playing the lead role originated by Nicolas Cage. The actor has just finished shooting for his lead role in The Happy Worker, which is helmed by Lynch protégé Duwayne Dunham.
Talking more about Game Of Thrones prequel, HBO still calls the show untitled. However, George R.R. Martin, on his website, called it The Long Night, the title he has previously said he favored. “Casting is now underway for THE LONG NIGHT, the first of the GAME OF THRONES successor series to ordered to film. HBO has just announced the first cast member: NAOMI WATTS is coming on board as one of our stars,” the creator of the show wrote.
As far as the plotline of the yet-to-be-titled project is concerned, it takes place thousands of years before the events of Game Of Thrones. The show will chronicle the descent of the world from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. The series is going to be filled with a lot of secrets and is certainly not the story we all think we know.
Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin have written the story, with Goldman penning the screenplay for the series. Jane Goldman is also associated with the project as showrunner. She and Martin will be executive producers of the series along with Daniel Zelman, James Farrell, and Jim Danger Gray. More details are awaited.