Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis join Dungeons & Dragons movie cast at Paramount
Paramount and eOne D&D The film crossover has not finished unfolding the power of the stars. Hugh Grant is said to have left behind his politeness and distinguished charm to throw the 20-sided die on the big screen, landing the role of the main big villain in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie.
By deadline, grant and THIS star Sophia Lillis just joined the group D&D film distribution, adding to an expanding talent lineup that also includes Chris Pine (Wonder woman), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious), Smith J. (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu) and Régé-Jean Page (Bridgerton).
As well as being the film’s main antagonist, more details on Grant’s role, nor Lillis (or the rest of the previously announced cast, for that matter) are still not being disclosed. The still untitled adaptation comes from Game night filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who write the screenplay and direct. The duo previously co-wrote the screenplay for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The film will be distributed by Paramount, with eOne – the production company of toy maker Hasbro – distributing the film in Canada and the UK, and producing the film in partnership with former VP of Marvel production Jeremy Latcham. (Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bad times at the El Royale).
Although Grant had a major voice role in Paddington 2 (and even once had the missed opportunity to board the Doctor Who franchise), the Golden Globe and BAFTA winner will venture into rather new genre territory as D&D movie villain. Go in Dungeons & DragonsThe dark fantasy world is a bit less of a leap for Lillis, who just completed a pair of recent performances as Bev Marsh – a key Losers’ Club member in both chapters of the hugely successful horror adaptation. from director Andy Muschietti by Stephen King THIS.
There is no word yet on when D&D will evoke its big screen debut, but it’s a safe bet fans will be ready. The Dungeons & Dragons The franchise has seen a recent renaissance in pop culture, from its central role in capturing the imaginations of Strange things gang to spawn an upcoming TV series John wick creator and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. A D&D-The inspired video game is also in the works by Wizards of the Coast and developer Tuque Games.