Make room for Ansel Elgort at the tabletop.
The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent actor is in early negotiations to star in Dungeons and Dragons, Warner Bros’. fantasy film based on the enduring role-playing game of the same name, EW has confirmed.
Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman is on board to direct the movie, which WB is developing with a franchise in mind. The project represents the second big-screen crack at the material, following New Line’s 2000 D&D film starring Justin Whalin and Jeremy Irons, a critical and box office flop.
The new movie was announced last August, after the resolution of a legal dispute over the D&D film rights. David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans, The Conjuring 2) wrote the screenplay.
Elgort is known for playing a gallant teenage cancer survivor in The Fault in Our Stars and a duplicitous scientist in the Divergent series. His upcoming films include Billionaire Boys Club and Baby Driver.
Deadline first reported the negotiations.