Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley – The pair behind New Line’s sleeper hit ‘Game Night’ is set to direct the feature based on the popular fantasy role-playing game.
Paramount and eOne’s Untitled Dungeons and Dragons Feature Project have found their villain. Hugh Grant has been cast as the main antagonist in the big-budget feature of the popular fantasy role-playing game Off Coasters’ Coast.
At the same time, Sophia Lillis, best known for her work in the films It Horror, has joined the bold-faced names of production, including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, and reggae-Jean Page.
The game is known for its war games, treasure hunts, comrades, and the vicissitudes of fate, all in a fictional setting that combines humans, elves, orcs, and hundreds of other creatures. The game uses multi-sided dice in gameplay and is known as Dungeon Master. It is not known whether the story is a straightforward fantasy or includes aspects of storytelling and game-play.
Plot details are being wrapped up, but it is known that Grant Forge will play an antagonist named Fletcher, while Sophia Lillis’s character is named Doric. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley – the duo behind New Line’s sleeper hit Game Night – are directed to jointly produce and finance with Paramount and Eon. E will distribute in the UK and Canada while Paramount distributes to the rest of the world.
Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with Eon, Hasbro’s entertainment arm. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner is also producing. Grant last starred in HBO’s drama The Undoing, for which he received Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations. He is currently shooting for Five Eyes, an action-thriller that reunites him once again with Guy Ritchie, who directed him in The Man from UNCLA. And last year’s criminal case, The Gentleman.
Sophia Lillis starred as Beverly March in New Line’s hit adaptation of the Stephen King novel It. He then starred in Netflix’s short-lived series I’m Not Okay with and can be seen on Amazon with Paul Bettany in the road-trip film Uncle Frank. The grant is reissued by the CAA. Lily is repeated by CAA, Untitled, and Attorney Ryan Levine.