The actor best know for playing Jon Snow will star in film Brimstone

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Kit Harington is trading in his sword for a new role in the thriller Brimstone opposite Dakota Fanning and Guy Pierce.

According to Variety, the film will shoot on location in Romania, Spain and Germany.

The part is his first since leaving Game of Thrones: His character Jon Snow died in the season 5 finale on June 14.

Though some fans aren’t convinced Snow is really gone, director David Nutter told PEOPLE, “After all those stab wounds, he’s a dead man.”

Harington, 28, is also taking a stab at comedy, appearing in Andy Samberg‘s upcoming HBO tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell.