Regé-Jean Page, who drew sighs from women and men like the cat duke of Bridgerton, a new phenomenon from Netflix, was confirmed in the cast of the adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons, film about the legendary role-playing game that will feature Chris Pine (Wonder Woman) as the protagonist.
According to the Hollywood Reporter website, the actor was in negotiations to enter production and closed the deal recently. His role, like that of other cast members, was not detailed.
Dungeons & Dragons casting was not the only “gift” received by the Netflix star after his success at Bridgerton. Page is among the nominees for Best Actor in a Drama Series at this year’s SAG Awards.
In addition to Page and Pine, the film will also feature Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious) and Justice Smith (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu). All details of the film are kept confidential by the production of Paramount in partnership with Hasbro, the rights holder of the game.
Created more than 46 years ago, Dungeons & Dragons has become a phenomenon for an audience of all ages, collecting around 40 million fans interacting with products related to the franchise. The duo Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are in charge of the direction, while Michael Gilio wrote the script.
Paramount’s idea now is to make a feature film with a higher budget and quality. The studio intends to make the production a blockbuster along the lines of franchises like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
Dungeons & Dragons has also been adapted for TV. The drawing Caverna do Dragão (1983-1985), which was very successful in Brazil between the 1980s and 1990s, is based on the role-playing game. In the United States, however, the program was not well received and lasted only one season – without an official closure ever being produced.
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