The long-awaited film adaptation of Hasbro’s infamous Dungeons & Dragons RPG is finally moving forward. After years of bumps in the road, the film takes a big step forward with the latest news stemming from the project. As first reported by Deadline, Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez and Detective Pikachu’s Justice Smith are the latest to join the upcoming adaptation.
They will join Wonder Woman 1984 star Chris Pine in the movie. Dungeons & Dragons is written and will be directed by the film-making duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The team obtained success with its work on comedic films like Horrible Bosses and Game Night. However, they also have experience with large-scale action after collaborating with Jon Watts to pen the script for 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Jeremy Latcham will produce the upcoming film alongside Hasbro/Entertainment One and Paramount Pictures.
First published in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Within the game, each player creates their own characters to solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. Additionally, the game is featured in shows like Stranger Things and Community. Worldwide, the game has grossed more than $1 billion in book and equipment sales with an estimated 20 million people in the community.
Up next, Michelle Rodriguez will reprise her role of Letty in the highly anticipated F9. Additionally, Rodriguez will star alongside Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly in Nicholas Jarecki’s Crisis. Justice Smith is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars following roles in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Detective Pikachu. Smith will reprise his role in the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion as well as appear along with Sydney Sweeney in The Voyeurs.
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