Two more actors are joining the medieval fray! As reported by DeadlineMichelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith have been tapped to star alongside Chris Pine in Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons film. 

Plot and character details are scant regarding the upcoming project, but John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will pen the script from a draft by Michael Gilio. Additionally, Daley and Goldstein will be at the helm. Paramount and Hasbro’s e/One will be joint producing and financing Dungeons & Dragons. We do know that Paramount is hoping this will become their next tentpole franchise. The plan is to “feature an ensemble cast and take a subversive approach to the game.” 

Dungeons & Dragons is based on the popular board game created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first released in 1974. Since then, the fantasy RPG (role-playing game) adventure has been played by more than 40 million fans. 

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Rodriguez is most known for portraying Letty in the action-packed Fast & Furious franchise. She can be seen next in this month’s Crisis, a drama starring Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly. Smith entered the scene with 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Franklin Webb. Additionally, he starred in All the Bright Places (2020) alongside Elle Fanning for Netflix. You can watch Smith in the impending Michael Mohan thriller The Voyeurs, which will be released this year. 

I say, bring it on! We could always use more fantastical escapism in our lives. Dungeons & Dragons will surely provide that in spades. And, now that the cast is starting to fill out, perhaps we’ll get a synopsis soon. 

Dungeons & Dragons will purportedly start production sometime this year in Belfast. 

Are you ready to get medieval with a Dungeons & Dragons movie? Sound off in the comments below!




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