Ansel Elgort is currently in play to star in the new movie based on the game Dungeons and Dragons by Warner Bros.
It has been a long feud over the rights of the movie. Originally published by Hasbro in 1974, Sweetpea Entertainment exercised an option on film rights in the ’90s and later sold those rights to Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. having won the rights are now planning full ahead to go into production. The project has been in talks for a long time. The studio is finally taking steps to start the movie.
The first step was to finalize the Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to direct the Dungeons and Dragons movie with David Leslie Johnson penning the script. The next big step is casting for the movie.
If you are familiar with the premise of the game, you will know that it revolves around a warrior who is on his way with an array of mystical creatures including orcs, dwarves, elves etc. in search of the treasure. He must find the treasure before the enemy.
Warner Bros. team is currently in talks with Ansel Elgort’s representation for him to star in the movie, accoridng to Deadline. While many are thinking that he will star as the lead character, there is a probability that he may be one of the mystical creatures.
Ansel previously auditioned for a young Han Solo role as well. He has already got hits like the Divergent series and The Fault in Our Stars under his belt. This will however be his first fantasy role in a movie.
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Right now, no confirmations have been made about his role. He is however starring in the upcoming remake of “The Billionaire Boys Club” and “Baby Driver” from director Edgar Wright.