Ansel Elgort in Talks to Star in ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie

Ansel Elgort in Talks for 'Dungeons
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Ansel Elgort is in early talks to star in Warner Bros.’ “Dungeons & Dragons” movie about the classic role-playing game.

Elgort, who broke out in “The Fault in Our Stars,” is the first actor to emerge as a star for the project. “Goosebumps” director Rob Letterman came on board last month and will direct from a script written by David Leslie Johnson.

Producers are Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis; Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment; and Warner-based Roy Lee. Development began moving forward last year after Sweetpea and Hasbro reached a settlement over sequel rights litigation.

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Hasbro owns the company that first published the Dungeons & Dragons game in 1974. Sweetpea Entertainment exercised an option on film rights in the ’90s and later sold those rights to Warner Bros.

Elgort’s credits include the “Divergent” films. He’s starring in the upcoming remake of “The Billionaire Boys Club” and “Baby Driver” from director Edgar Wright.

Elgort is repped by CAA, Brookside and Morris Yorn.

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  1. That's What She says:

    How in Gygax’s green Mystara did Courtney Solomon sell the rights to Warners AND YET IS STILL ON AS PRODUCER?? He made the first mess! He needs to stick with making failed, unfinished tabletop campaigns in his divorced mom’s basement. Acquisitions Inc videos make better stories than these movies.

    Will there be any ROLEPLAYING in this movie?

  2. Dunstan says:

    Ansel Elgort is a terrific actor but I fear that much like Shailene Woodley in the “Divergent” films, this will prove to be a major mistake. Neither actor’s career will suffer but these pathetic sword and sorcery projects are beyond laughable.

  3. Gage says:

    Fail…

  4. Ben says:

    I agree with Marci, this sounds like a terrible idea.

  5. Marci says:

    Didn’t the critical drubbing and financial flops of crap like john carter and warcraft teach these “producers” anything? No One Cares.

    To any actor: Take the money up front. It’s gonna flop.

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