Date: 4th March 2021
Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis are set to join the cast of Paramount and eOne's untitled film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons, Hasbro's wildly-popular game franchise from Wizards of the Coast.
Grant will reportedly star as the film’s villain while Lillis’ role is unknown.
Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pine, Justice Smith and Rege-Jean Page also star in the film that will be written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
Dungeons & Dragons has remained a popular fantasy role-playing game for over 40 years. The fantasy role-playing game was previously adapted for the big screen by New Line Cinema in 2000, and while the film proved to be a critical and commercial disaster, it did spawn a made for TV sequel in 2005 and a straight-to-video third instalment in 2011.
Plot details are being kept behind closed doors but will be written and directed by "Game Night" filmmakers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley who also co-wrote the first "Spider-Man" Marvel/Sony movie 'Homecoming.' The film is based on the beloved role-playing game; however, it's unknown if they’ll be using any particular stories from within the existing mythology or creating something brand new for the feature film using the game manuals as a guide.
Source: Press Release