The actor has been cast in a leading role in the movie based on the iconic game franchise from Wizards of the Coast.

Regé-Jean Page will join the cast of Paramount’s forthcoming movie adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons that also includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith.

Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will direct and write the script based on a draft by Michael Gilio. Dungeons & Dragons is a leading fantasy entertainment franchise that is fueled by the imagination of storytellers around the world. The role-playing game has been around for 46 years and more than 40 million fans have interacted with or played D&D. The franchise also includes videogames and Livestream entertainment on Twitch and YouTube.

Plans were made to shoot this year in Belfast. Goldstein & Daley were hired off the dark comedy Game Night, and after scripting Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with studio eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner is also producing. Hasbro/eOne and Paramount are jointly producing and financing, with eOne distributing in the UK and Canada, and Paramount distributing to the rest of the world.