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Last we saw of Alfie Allen, his Game of Thrones character Theon Greyjoy was having a rough time of it. Now Allen, who’s portrayed the oft-tortured Greyjoy since 2011, is pumping up his resume with new projects, reports Deadline Hollywood. 

He’s signed on to star in the film adaptation of British journalist Caitlin Moran‘s 2014 semi-biographical novel, How to Build a Girl. The story is set in the 1990s and revolves around a teenage girl (Beanie Feldstein) who’s devastated after embarrassing herself on local TV. She doesn’t see any way of coming back from her disappointing “15 minutes” — which is undisclosed at this point, unless you’ve read the book — and sets out to reinvent herself as a music critic by the name of Dolly Wilde.

Allen will take on the role of rock star John Kite who Wilde is sent to interview. While it could have ended there, the pair develop a relationship that goes beyond journalist and interviewee.

Casting for the film has just been announced, with a premiere date to follow.

In addition to How to Build a Girl, Allen will star in Thor: Rangarok director Taika Waititi‘s WWII satire film, JoJo Rabbit. He’ll play a man named Finkel, who’s second in command to Sam Rockwell‘s Captain Klenzendorf. A release date has yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, he’s completed filming on 2018’s The Predator, which we can look for later this year (September 14). The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is expected to air in 2019.

Can you picture Alfie Allen as a rock star? 

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By Brigid Brown