Los Angeles: “Game of Thrones” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will star in the dark comedy “Small Crimes” for David Lancaster’s production company Rumble Films. The film's shooting will commence this summer and it is set for an early 2017 release, reports variety.com. E.L. Katz is directing the project from a script that he co-wrote with Macon Blair in a story of a disgraced former policeman who -- fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder -- returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind. “'Small Crimes' provides another opportunity to bring the crime genre to audiences in a fresh and stylish way with an exciting combination of Nikolaj in the lead role and Evan directing,” Katz said. “Evan has a singular vision for this project, an incredible grasp of tone, and an undeniable passion for movie making. I’ve been eager to work with him ever since I saw Cheap Thrills," he added. The film is based on Dave Zeltserman’s novel published in 2008. Coster-Waldau also stars in Bold Films’s prison thriller “Shotcaller", which will be released later this year. He also acted in the films "Gods of Egypt" and "Oblivion".