Hugh Grant is the latest Hollywood star joining the cast of huge blockbuster filmed in Ireland

By Rory Cashin

March 3, 2021 at 11:59am

Hugh Grant is the latest Hollywood star joining the cast of huge blockbuster filmed in Ireland

One of the stars of the recent adaptation of Stephen King's It has also signed on to the movie.

Certain parts of Ireland are about to be overrun with famous faces, as the big-budget adaptation of the hugely popular board-game Dungeons & Dragons continues to add to it's impressive cast-list.

The blockbuster is set to be filmed in part at the Titanic Studios in Belfast, with writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who previously wrote the screenplay for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and directed the extremely under-appreciated comedy Game Night.

As we've previously reported, the new blockbuster already stars Chris Pine (Star Trek), Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious), and Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu), and now two more stars have been added to that line-up.

Hugh Grant has signed on the play the movie's antagonist (we're guessing, the antagonist that isn't a big dragon), as well as Sophia Lillis, who you might know as playing the younger version of Jessica Chastain's character in the two recent It movies.

The plot of the movie is still being kept tightly under wraps, so we're still not sure if it will be a straight ahead adaptation, along the lines of Game Of Thrones and The Lord Of The Rings, or if it will incorporate more of a Jumanji-vibe, with real world people pulled into the fantasy-set board-game.

Dungeons & Dragons is currently set for release in cinemas on May 27, 2022.

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