‘Bridgerton’ Star Regé-Jean Page Joins ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Film
Regé-Jean Page has nabbed a leading role in the film adaptation of “Dungeons & Dragons,” Variety has confirmed.
The fantasy adventure will be Page’s follow-up to his breakout role in Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” on which he causes hearts to flutter, corsets to loosen and generally monopolizes the lusts and affections of a broad swath of Regency-era England as the Duke of Hastings, a slightly rakish, very rich and extremely eligible bachelor. The show has been a water cooler sensation and was streamed on 82 million accounts, a record for Netflix. Page also recently announced he will host “Saturday Night Live.” This month, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on “Bridgerton.”
In “Dungeons & Dragons,” an adaptation of Hasbro’s venerable game franchise, he joins a cast that includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith. Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who previously partnered on the scripts for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Horrible Bosses,” will direct and write the script based on a draft by Michael Gilio. Hasbro/eOne and Paramount are jointly producing and financing the film, with eOne distributing in the U.K. and Canada, and Paramount distributing across the rest of world.