While plot details on the film have been kept tightly under wraps, Deadline’s sources say that Grant will play the story’s antagonist. Grant, a longtime staple of British cinema and romantic comedies, is coming off the well-received HBO series The Undoing, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
It’s currently unknown what character will be played by Sophia Lillis, who starred as Beverly Marsh in 2017’s It remake and It Chapter Two. Lillis has also previously starred in 2020’s Gretel & Hansel, HBO’s Sharp Objects, and Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This.
The pair are joining previously confirmed actors including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Detective Pikachu’s Justice Smith, and Bridgerton’s Rege-Jean Page. Former Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham is attached to produce for eOne. Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are attached to direct.
Dungeons & Dragons is currently slated to release on May 27, 2022, having previously been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.