“Bridgerton” headliner Regé-Jean Page has closed a deal to star within the movie adaptation of “Dungeons & Dragons,” Hasbro’s common recreation franchise from Wizards of the Coast, in keeping with a person with data of the venture.
Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith are already set to star within the movie.
Hasbro/eOne and Paramount are collectively producing and financing the movie, with eOne distributing within the UK and Canada and Paramount distributing in the remainder of the world.
Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Francis Daley are set to direct the movie from a screenplay they’ve written, based mostly on a draft by Michael Gilio. Goldstein and Daley beforehand wrote the screenplay for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and so they final directed the Warner Bros. and New Line movie “Game Night.”
Jeremy Latcham is producing by way of his cope with studio eOne, Hasbro’s leisure arm, as is Hasbro’s Brian Goldner.
“Dungeons & Dragons” — based mostly on the tabletop fantasy recreation that’s usually referred to as “D&D” by players and the youngsters on “Stranger Things” — will probably be one of many first movies beneath Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures banner. The firm additionally has initiatives impressed by different toys, together with “Mr. Potato Head” and “My Little Pony,” in addition to a film based mostly on “Monopoly” that’s arrange at Lionsgate and can star Kevin Hart.
More than 40 million followers have interacted with or performed “D&D” because it was first revealed 46 years in the past, together with video video games and livestream leisure on Twitch and YouTube.
Page broke out because the Duke of Hastings on the Shonda Rhimes-produced interval romance “Bridgerton,” which is now Netflix’s greatest sequence ever. According to the streamer, a file 82 million households around the globe watched “Bridgerton” in its first 28 days of launch — the time interval Netflix focuses on when sharing its viewership statistics — making it the No. 1 present in Netflix historical past in that metric.
Page can also be set to host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. His earlier credit embrace “Mortal Engines” and “Sylvie’s Love.”
Regé-Jean Page is repped by CAA, the U.Okay.’s Artists Partnership and Ziffren Brittenham.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the information.
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