Ansel Elgort in Talks to Star in ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Movie
Ansel Elgort may be moving from YA sci-fi to fantasy role-playing games.
The upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie (no, not the New Line Cinema one from 2000), may have found its leading actor in the Divergent star, according to Deadline. Elgort was most recently rumored to be auditioning for the Han Solo spinoff, a role that’s since gone to Alden Ehrenreich. D&D is certainly no Han Solo, but it could be a smart leap away from YA movies for the 22-year-old actor.
The 1974 adventure game, which followed a warrior and mythical creatures like orcs, wizards and, of course, dragons, is reportedly a top priority for Letterman and the studio.Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Hasbro tabletop RPG recently secured its director in Goosebumps‘ Rob Letterman and the script will be written by The Conjuring 2‘s David Leslie Johnson. It’s unknown when the studio plans to start production on the movie.