Actor Peter Dinklage is to portray Fantasy Island star Herge Villechaize in a new biopic.
Dinklage, who stands at four foot five inches (1.4 metres) tall, is half a foot (15 centimetres) taller than tragic Villechaize, who committed suicide in 1993.
The actor tells TV Guide magazine, "He was an amazing painter and did a lot of charity work with children but had tremendous heartbreak."
The late Filipino actor became a TV icon when he played Tattoo opposite Ricardo Montalban in Fantasy Island.