GAME OF THRONES Rose Leslie Joins Vin Diesel’s WITCH HUNTER

Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie has reportedly joined the cast of Vin Diesel‘s supernatural-adventure film, The Last Witch Hunter.

Dallas Buyers Club writer Melisa Wallack and D.W. Harper as well as Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt) have been hired to polish up the script, which found life as a pitch by Cory Goodman.

Here’s a rundown of the plot thanks to DC:

Five hundred years ago, war raged between humankind and witches, vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe, including Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay an all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments before her death, the Queen exacted her revenge by cursing Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Kaulder has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones.

Today, he is the only one of his kind–-the last witch hunter. With the help of Father Dolan, a Catholic priest, and a mystical arsenal hidden beneath New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he continues to pursue the renegades and outlaws who endanger humanity. Chief among their adversaries is Belial, a powerful rebel witch who Kaulder believes has found a way to restore the Queen Witch to power and reignite her campaign to destroy the human world.

With the help of Chloe, a goodhearted young witch, Kaulder sets out to stop Belial before he can set his plan in motion, but allies in unexpected places keep the evil witch one step ahead in a cunning cat-and-mouse pursuit that will determine the survival of the human race.


So the wildling Ygritte from Game of Thrones will be playing a witch who teams up with Diesel’s semi-immortal witch hunter to stop some kind of evil witch queen from obtaining a relic and unleashing a plague upon humanity. Sounds like another VanHelsing, I Frankenstein or Hansel & Gretel, but I’m excited to see what else Leslie aka You Know Nothing, Jon Snow will be cooking up now.

Breck Eisner, the man behind 2010’s remake of The Crazies, has signed on to direct this supernatural actioner that will take place in modern New York and is expected to start filming in Pittsburgh in August.

As for Leslie, she’ll next be seen in Channel 4’s Utopia on Monday, July 14. Watch the trailer below: