A new movie adaptation of the popular tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons is finally happening, with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, co-directors of 2018’s hilarious comedy Game Night and writers of Spider-Man: Homecoming, on board to direct.
Chris Pine is set to star, it was announced some time ago, with Michelle Rodriguez (Resident Evil) and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) more recently joining the cast.
Deadline reports today that Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis (It, It Chapter Two, Gretel & Hansel) have also come on board. According to the site, Grant is playing the film’s villain.
The upcoming adaptation comes courtesy of Hasbro/eOne and Paramount. The movie, according to a Deadline report, is said to “take a subversive approach to the game.”
Goldstein and Francis Daley are also writing the script.
Designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Dungeons & Dragons was first published in 1974. Between 2000 and 2012, three Dungeons & Dragons films were released.