Melisandre from GOT, Carice van Houten will play Nazi movie director in next

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Sep 30, 2014 16:20 IST

Game of Thrones actor

Carice van Houten

has been roped in to portray the role of German director Leni Riefenstahl in the biopic of Jesse Owens, it has been revealed.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the drama will be directed by Stephen Hopkins and the cast includes Stephan James, Jeremy Irons and Jason Sudeikis.

Also read: Jesse Owens exposed Nazis' Aryan myths

Van Houten gained fame from her role in Paul Verhoeven's 2006 World War II drama Black Book as well as from her role opposite Tom Cruise in 2008's Valkyrie.

The drama is currently being filmed in Berlin.

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