The final episode of Game of Thrones season seven might only have aired a week ago but fans of Kit Harrington won't have to wait long for his next project.

The 30-year-old actor will be joined by Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce for western thriller Brimstone, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. The movie will be given a full cinema release September 29.

Kit will star as Samuel and judging from the trailer the character is worlds apart from Jon Snow:

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Told in four chapters, the story follows a young woman named Liz (Fanning) who is engulfed in a fight for survival as she is hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Pearce).

Carice van Houten who plays Melisandre in Game of Thrones also has a role in the film.

It'll be hard watching Kit playing a role that isn't GoT. In fact, not only is it hard to imagine him not playing Jon Snow, a recent tweet also showed how alike Kit Harington looks to the show's creator George R.R. Martin.

It's not certain when the photo of Martin was taken, but we're guessing it was at a similar age to what Kit is now - 30.

The actor who models is long brown curly hair and beard, looks exactly like the writer; also modelling long brown hair and a beard. They even match on the glasses.

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The London-born son of a businessman and a former playwright, Kit became interested in acting after watching a production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot when he was 14.

If you're wondering why Kit first got into acting, during an interview with Elle magazine he previously revealed that a big part was to impress women, as he said: "There's something about being a show-off, and that gets you attention. And attention gets you the opposite sex sometimes."

Although he added: "By the time I got to drama school, I was a bit more serious about actually wanting to be an actor than I was about chasing skirt."

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After graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008, he landed the lead role in War Horse on the West End. Soon after he auditioned to play Jon Snow in everyone's favourite HBO fantasy show.

Alongside his roles on television, he also voice-acted in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and starred in How to Train Your Dragon 2.

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