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Peter Dinklage to Wield the Mop in Legendary's 'Toxic Avenger' Reboot

Macon Blair will write and direct the adaptation of the cult-classic franchise

Legendary has closed a deal with Peter Dinklage to wield the mop and star in “The Toxic Avenger” reboot for Legendary, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Macon Blair will write and direct the adaptation of the cult-classic franchise that centers around the iconic superhero “Toxie.”

“The Toxic Avenger” follows Tromaville, New Jersey’s monstrous protector, Toxie, who is born when the mild-mannered Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. He’s transformed into a repulsive-yet-lovable mutant hero who stands up to bullies and corruption with irreverent zeal – doing good and brutally mauling evil in a no-holds-barred fashion.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers. Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter will oversee for Legendary.

Deadline first reported the news.

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