Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage has played the role of Tyrion Lannister since 2011 on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Three Christs, starring Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage and Richard Gere, is slated for a Sept. 12 debut, but an image has been released ahead of the premiere.

According to IMDb:

“Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving.”

Peter Dinklage

 

Gere plays Dr. Stone and Dinklage plays one of the patients, Joseph Cassel. Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django) plays the second patient who thinks he’s Jesus, Leon Gabor.

Bradley Whitford (Transparent, The West Wing) plays the third patient, Clyde Benson.

The film is based on a 1964 book-length psychiatric case study titled The Three Christs Of Ypsilanti: A Narrative Study Of Three Lost Men. Social psychologist Milton Rokeach studied three paranoid schizophrenia patients at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Another Game of Thrones player, Charlotte Hope, is featured in Three Christs as is Juliana Margulies, who played the lead role in the Golden Globe winning series The Good Wife.

Dinklage, born and raised in New Jersey, has won many awards, including a Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Dinklage, standing four-feet five-inches tall, self-identifies as a dwarf and struggled to find his place as an actor because she rejected roles like leprechauns and elves. He is now one of the highest paid actors on TV.

Dinklage, a vegetarian, recently tried to discourage Game of Thrones fans from buying huskies because of their similarity to direwolves, a giant animal from the hit HBO series.

He released a statement via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):

"Please, to all of Game of Thrones' many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the direwolves' huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying Huskies. Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned — as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs."

"Please, please, if you're going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you're prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter," he added.