Hugh Grant to Play Primary Villain in Dungeons & Dragon Movie

Hugh Grant will play the role of a villain in Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s untitled “Dungeons & Dragons” film adaptation.

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Grant will play the main villain in the movie, which is being jointly produced and financed by eOne and Paramount. Sophia Lillis, best known for her work in “Uncle Frank,” the “It” films and Netflix’s “I Am Not Okay with This,” is also joining the project.

Both Grant and Lillis already join an already star-studded cast including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, and Regé-Jean Page.

The movie is based off of Hasbro’s wildly popular game franchise from Wizards of the Coast, the “Dungeons & Dragons” adaptation will dive into the game’s magical world of elves, humans, bards, orcs and of course, dragons. Moreover, it remains to be seen if the film’s storyline will take place entirely in the game’s fantasy world or involve the game-playing aspect.

“Dungeons & Dragons” game have been played by more than 50 million fans since it was first released 46 years ago and the franchise has evolved to include video games, virtual gameplay, and livestreams on Twitch and YouTube respectively.

Hugh Grant recently starred in HBO’s hit show “The Undoing” and is currently in production on Guy Ritchie’s latest project, the action thriller “Five Eyes,” which marks their third project working together.

“Dungeons & Dragons” script is also written by both directors Goldstein and Daley with Jeremy Latcham who will be producing this film with studio eOne, and Hasbro’s Brian Goldner as co-producer.

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