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Bridgerton's Rege-Jean Page Has Landed A Massive Movie Role

It may have been December when it came out, but Netflix's Bridgerton certainly heated things up for fans of Shonda Rhimes around the world. Just a month after its release, the steamy period drama became the most watched show on the streaming platform's history, with 82 million households tuning in (via Deadline). Luckily, fans won't have to wait too long for another helping, as the show was quickly picked up for a second season, which is set to begin filming later in 2021. 

The only people who are probably more excited than viewers about the immense success are those in the predominantly young cast, all of whom have very exciting careers ahead of them. Things appear to already be kicking off particularly nicely for Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, a young suitor who's initially determined to never take a wife — something that only changes once he meets Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor).

Thankfully for fans, it looks like Page will be pretty busy in the future, not just because he will be filming more episodes of Bridgerton, but also due to his next project — one which sees him trading in debutante balls for monster-infested raids. 

Regé-Jean Page is set to star in the upcoming live-action Dungeons & Dragons movie

The Hollywood Reporter has come out with an article stating that Regé-Jean Page will join the cast of 2022's Dungeons & Dragons film, that is also set to star Chris Pine, Justice Smith, and Michelle Rodriguez. Similarly to all of those actors, we don't yet know who exactly Page will be playing, or even what class he'll be in, as Dungeons & Dragons lore includes a multitude of creatures from elves to monks. 

This is just the latest bit of good news for the actor this week as he's also tapped to host the February 20 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest, Bad Bunny. While Bridgerton tested how much the actor could shoulder for the camera, he'll finally get a chance to show off more of his funny side, which will no doubt come in handy for his upcoming D&D role. While Michael Gilio wrote the original draft, the script was rewritten by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo behind screenplays for Horrible BossesVacation, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Daley and Goldstein are also directing the feature. 

Dungeons & Dragons is currently slated for a May 27, 2022 release date, but that could change as time goes on. With the kind of cast this film is building, it's certainly going to be a campaign to remember.