Ansel Elgort Is in Talks to Star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dungeons and Dragons Movie

Posted by at 9:46 am on June 28, 2016

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Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Dungeons and Dragons movie may have found its first star.Deadline reports that Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, The Divergent Series) is in early negotiations to play a leading role in the Rob Letterman film.

Dungeons and Dragons, the quintessential role-playing game, first became popular in 1974, and since then has amassed millions of players and fans worldwide. The hugely popular property has also influenced numerous writers, directors, game designers, and other creative professionals throughout its four decades. The feature was first announced in 2013 wherein a rights-dispute began between the studio and Hasbro (parent company of publisher Wizards of the Coast), but the issues were resolved last year and the film remains in-development.

Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, and Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon) are attached as producers on the Dungeons and Dragons movie, which features a script by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Wrath of the Titans).

Elgort recently completed production on Baby Driver, playing the title role in writer and director Edgar Wright‘s musical crime actioner. Look for it to hit the big screen March 17, 2017.

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