Kit Harington joins cast of new Western, Brimstone

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been confirmed to appear in Brimstone, an upcoming thriller written and directed by Dutch filmmaker, Martin Koolhoven (Winter in Wartime).

Kit HaringtonHarington is replacing Robert Pattinson, who recently dropped out of the project.

Dakota Fanning stars as Liz, the heroine of the film who is being pursued by a diabolical Preacher (played by Guy Pearce). Embankment Films provided more details on the plot, describing it as “a triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West. A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, accused of a crime she didn’t commit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher  – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. “

Harington will play an outlaw named Samuel who is significantly involved in Liz’s escape attempt. The rest of the cast includes Paul Anderson (Legend), Jack Roth (The Great Train Robbery), Carla Juri (Wetlands), and another Game of Thrones cast member, Carice Van Houten (Lady Melisandre). Principal photography for the film recently began in Europe.