Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is leaving the fantasy Middle Ages behind to go prehistoric in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods 2. The Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award-winning actor joins returning stars of the original 2013 film Nicolas Cage as dad Grug, Emma Stone as plucky daughter Eep, Ryan Reynolds as evolved Guy, Catherine Keener as mom Ugga, Cloris Leachman as Gran and Clark Duke as bruiser Thunk.
The Croods 2 is slated for release September 18, 2020 via Universal Pictures.
Directed by Trolls head of story Joel Crawford, the axed and then re-invigorated sequel will see the Crood brood face their biggest threat since venturing out of the cave to find a new home: Another family. Dinklage will voice Phil Betterman, with fellow franchise newcomer Leslie Mann (Rio 1 & 2, ParaNorman) as Hope Betterman. Mark Swift is producing the film.
Dinklage recently won this third Emmy for playing the witty, wine-swilling Tyrion Lannister on GoT (season 8 premieres in April), for which he also won the Golden Globe in 2012. His previous voice acting credits include Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift and its tie-in short and video game, and Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie, which he is reprising for the sequel out next year.