Coming off from her first leading role in last year’s action-comedy My Spy, rising young star Chloe Coleman has found her next major project in the form of Paramount Pictures’ Dungeons & Dragons movie. According to Deadline, the 12-year-old actress has been tapped to join the all-star ensemble of the upcoming film adaptation of Hasbro’s popular game franchise. She will be joining previously announced cast members Chris Pine (Wonder Woman 1984), Michelle Rodriguez (F9), Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu), Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sophia Lillis (It films) and Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page.
Coleman will next be seen in a number of high-profile films including Universal Pictures’ Jennifer Lopez-led romcom Marry Me, STX’s female-led action feature Gunpowder Milkshake, James Cameron’s long-in development Avatar 2, and Sony’s Adam Driver-led thriller titled 65.
Further details on the film adaptation’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. The project will be written and directed by Game Night duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, based on a draft by Michael Gilio. 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.
This marks the fourth time that popular game will be adapted into the big screen, following Courtney Solomon’s 2000 live-action version, 2005’s telefilm sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God and 2012’s direct-to-DVD follow-up Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness.
Role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons 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 Dungeons & Dragons movie, which is being co-produced and co-financed by Hasbro, eOne, and Paramount Pictures, with the former handling distribution in the UK and Canada while Paramount distributes everywhere else. Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm, with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner also producing.
The film is currently slated for a March 3, 2023, theatrical release.