English actor Hugh Grant has signed on to play the villain alongside Chris Pine in the film adaptation of Paramount and eOne’s Dungeons & Dragons.
Hugh Grant has signed on to play the villain in the Dungeons and Dragons film produced jointly by Paramount and eOne. It was previously announced that the as-yet-untitled film adaptation will also star Chris Pine in the title role of the film. Development on the fantasy adventure film began in 2015, but its cast has only recently begun to take shape.
Originally conceived in the 1970s, Dungeons and Dragons is a popular tabletop fantasy RPG that has been played by over 40 million fans and is still streamed live over the internet today. Since 1997, Dungeons and Dragons It has been owned by Wizards of the Coast, a Hasbro subsidiary, and has been adapted into numerous films and animated series with little success. The newest one Dungeons and Dragons The project has had many writers and directors over the years before settling on John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, whose past collaborations include Spider-Man: Homecoming and the action comedy, Game night.
Now, Dungeons and DragonsThe cast is taking shape with Hugh Grant signing to play the film’s main antagonist alongside Pine, according to Term. Sophia Lillis (That, It Chapter Two) will also be joining the cast of the film. While plot details are scant at this point in production, Grant’s antagonist is rumored to be named Forge Fletcher and Lillis will play a character named Doric.
Other previous casting announcements for the Dungeons and Dragons The film includes Michelle Rodríguez, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Y Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page. Together with Pine and Lillis, these five could form the film’s main adventure group, which is traditionally 4-5 players in a game of D&D. An early version of the film’s script hinted that this group of adventurers was embarking on a quest to locate the terrifying Eye of Vecna, a famous artifact in D&D science. The tabletop RPG is known for this kind of scavenger hunt and companionship between adventurers, which should serve as the main material for a big-budget action-adventure movie.
Although the charismatic and handsome English actor is perhaps best known for his roles in romantic comedies, such as that of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in Love actually, Hugh Grant showed flashes of threat in his recent role as a suspected assassin on HBO Undoing. However, this Dungeons and Dragons The film is expected to take on a more comical tone. Either way, Grant should stand out on paper. Dungeons and Dragons It is currently scheduled for May 27, 2022 as the release date.
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