The long-in-the-works Dungeons and Dragons movie looks to have its lead actor.
Chris Pine has entered negotiations to star in a film adaptation of the popular fantasy role-playing game. The film is coming from Paramount, Hasbro and eOne, and has been in development for a number of years now. When the project was at Warner Bros. it had Ansel Elgort circling to star with Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman to direct.
With Pine signing on, the film looks to be on track to move ahead. Directing and writing the screenplay are Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who directed Jason Bateman & Rachel McAdams comedy Game Night and Ed Helms & Christina Applegate comedy Vacation, and have Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man: Homecoming among their writing credits.
Dungeons and Dragons was previously adapted for the big screen back in 2000. Directed by Courtney Solomon (An American Haunting, Getaway) and starring Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans and Jeremy Irons, the film was panned by critics and failed at the box office.
Chris Pine will next be seen in Wonder Woman 1984 and has a line-up of upcoming films that includes Olivia Wilde-directed-and-starring horror film Don’t Worry Darling and CIA thriller All the Old Knives.