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Sources from within Paramount have informed Deadline that Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis are set to join the cast of Paramount and eOne’s untitled film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. The project is based on Hasbro’s wildly-popular game franchise from Wizards of the Coast and stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith and Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will direct and write the script. Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with studio eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner is also producing. Plot details are being kept under wraps but Deadline was informed that Grant would play the film's antagonist.
Paramount and eOne are in talks with Chris Pine to star in their Dungeons & Dragons movie based on the popular role-playing fantasy game. Both Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley wrote the script and will be directing the feature. Little is known about the plot of the movie but the game is based on its treasure hunts, campaigns, camaraderie and reversals of fortune, all in a setting that combines humans, elves, orcs and wizards. The game famously uses multi-sided dice in gameplay and is overseen by a host known as the Dungeon Master. Hasbro/eOne and Paramount are jointly producing and financing, with eOne distributing in the U.K. and Canada, and Paramount distributing rest of world. Jeremy Latcham is producing for eOne, which was acquired by Hasbro in 2019. Source: The Hollywood Reporter