Dinklage to Play "Underdog" Villain
Says Variety: "Peter Dinklage has signed on to play the bad guy in Walt Disney Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment's "Underdog." Live-action version of the popular kids cartoon starts shooting April 10 in Rhode Island under the helm of Frederik Du Chau.
Dinklage will portray Simon Barsinister, an evil scientist who once created a Big Dipper Machine in an effort to steal the world's water supply."
Young actor Alex Neuberger, last seen in "Running Scared," is also aboard the "Underdog" project. Director Du Chau's last (and first) live-action effort was last year's "Racing Stripes."