My Spy star Chloe Coleman is the latest actress to join the ensemble cast of Paramount and eOne’s epic feature film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons.
Chloe Coleman and Chris Pine

She is joined by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis. No details on who Coleman or any of the other actors will be playing in the film, except that Grant will be playing the film’s villain.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Game Night) are set to direct the movie, which is based on the popular fantasy role-playing game. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the script which was based on a previous draft by Michael Gilio.

it was previously reported that the film might focus on

“a group of adventurers looking for the Eye of Vecna, a powerful artifact that dates back to the earliest days of the game. Vecna is a powerful lich turned god whose hand and eye (remnants from when Vecna was a mortal) grant unspeakable power. Both the Hand and Eye of Vecna come with a terrible cost – in order to use either artifact, the user must remove their existing eye or hand and then replace it with the artifact.”

When talking about the tone of the film, Goldstein explained,

We want it to be fun. It’s not an out-and-out comedy, but it is an action-fantasy movie with a lot of comedic elements and characters we hope people will really get into and enjoy watching their adventures.”

Daley also talked about finding a format for the film and how they never went into the project wanting to spoof D&D.

“D&D is such a unique look at the fantasy genre where it is contemporary in terms of the people playing it and the way they speak to each other. So we never wanted to spoof the genre of fantasy or take the piss out of it. But we did want to find another way into it that we hadn’t necessarily seen before. Just the format of Dungeons & Dragons is so interesting and fun and all about critical thinking and thinking on your feet and figuring out ways to make things work after they fall flat. There’s a lot of the spirit of that that we’re trying to inject into the movie itself.”

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