“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington (the all kinds of awesome Jon Snow) will be lending his dulcet English tones to “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Harington will be voicing a villainous warrior in the sequel, and we expect he’ll be affecting another Northern English accent like his Winterfell-native character in "Game of Thrones," rather than his natural Southern/London accent. That seems a more natural fit for the world we know from the first DreamWorks movie, but who knows where the sequel will take Hiccup this time. Outside of "Game of Thrones," we’ll soon be able to see Harington alongside Sean Bean again in “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," Sergey Bodrov’s “The Seventh Son” and "Greenland Time" with Vera Farmiga.
And finally, the HBO/BBC co-production “Mary and Martha” (directed by Philip Noyce and written by Richard Curtis) has a new name to add to its cast led by Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn. Frank Grillo (“The Grey,” “Warrior”) will play Swank’s husband in the original movie, which will focus on the two female leads who “emerge from traumatic family tragedy to forge a unique bond while fighting for the eradication of malaria.” Grillo will soon be seen this year in the notable trio of “Lay the Favorite,” “Gangster Squad” and Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden pic “Zero Dark Thirty.” [Variety/Deadline/Variety/Deadline]