Ansel Elgort in talks to star in 'Dungeons & Dragons' movie

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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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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Ansel Elgort attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Ansel Elgort attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 4: (L-R) Nina Bakoyiannis, Ansel Elgort, Kiara Esteves and Ruth Mauldin attend Southampton Fresh Air Home's Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction at Southampton Fresh Air Home on June 4, 2016 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 09: Actor Ansel Elgort attends Maison Montaigne as they Celebrate Flagship Store In Miami's Design District Sponsored By Perrier-Jouet at Maison Montaigne Flagship on May 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Maison Montaigne)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Ansel Elgort attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Actor Ansel Elgort is seen outside 'Live! with Kelly and Michael' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the premiere of 'Allegiant' held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Violetta Komyshan (L) and actor Ansel Elgort attend the 'Allegiant' New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the T-Mobile Un-carrier X launch at The Shrine Auditorium on November 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Violetta Komyshan and Ansel Elgort attend New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks game at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Ansel Elgort arrives at the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actor Ansel Elgort accepts the Man of Style award onstage during the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for InStyle)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ansel Elgort attends day twelve of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Ansel Elgort attends the Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers playoff game at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Ansel Elgort and guest attend the Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the New York City Ballet 2015 Spring Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on May 7, 2015 in New York City. PHOTOGRAPH BY Photo Image Press / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Photo Image Press / Barcroft Med via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Grace Coddington and Ansel Elgort attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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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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