DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros’ fantasy film Dungeons And Dragons, the movie based on the role-playing game that began in 1974 and has built a multi-generational cult following worldwide, is moving forward with word coming that YA favorite Ansel Elgort is in early negotiations to star in the project — a primo role for any actor.
Dungeons And Dragons, to be directed by Rob Letterman, has been a top priority film for Warner Bros. which is looking for new franchises to invigorate the studio. The property was, at one point, the center of litigation as who had the rights. That was resolved last August.
David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) scripted the fantasy story for the studio. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Sweetpea Entertainment’s Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman, and Roy Lee are producing.
Dungeons And Dragons is a fantasy adventure centering on a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure. It’s known that Vin Diesel has also expressed interest in being part of the film as he has been a fan of and played the game for more than 20 years. What role, if any, he may take is yet to be determined, but with as big of a social media presence that he has, it seems a no-brainer.
Elgort catapulted onto the big screen with the reboot of Carrie and then Divergent before hitting gold with The Fault In Our Stars. He has since been tapped for the entire Divergent series as well as such films as Baby Driver and Billionaire Boys Club.
Elgort is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.
Yesterday (June 19), Ansel and Violetta attended the Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 along with a private dinner hosted by Miuccia Prada And Patrizio Bertelli. I’ve added a few high quality photos from the events to the gallery!
Last night (June 06), Ansel attended the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. High quality photos have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
On Saturday (June 04), Ansel attended the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction. Check out high quality photos in our gallery!
Last Thursday (June 02), Ansel attended Rob Gronkowski and GQ’s Pool Party on the on the roof of N.Y.C.’s Hotel Americano. You can check out two from the party in our gallery!
Allegiant is nominated for this year’s Teen Choice Awards. The awards will take place on Sunday, July 31, LIVE on FOX.
Voting is officially open via TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter. Starting today through Thursday, June 2 at 12:00 PM PT, fans can vote once each day per category, per platform user ID, for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2016 Wave One nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag (please see below) with the nominees name (either @nominee or if the nominee does not have a Twitter account use #nominee). You may only vote for one Teen Choice nominee per Tweet.
Choice Movie: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovie)
“In the Heart of the Sea”
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
“The Jungle Book”
On Monday (May 09), Ansel attended Maison Montaigne Celebrating a Flagship Store In Miami’s Design District Sponsored By Perrier-Jouet. The gallery has been updated with high quality photos from the event.
Yesterday (May 02) Ansel attended the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Ansel wore a Prada mohair jacquard smoking jacket with a black satin shawl lapel and black tuxedo pants, a white pipeline smoking shirt, black satin bow tie and lizard dress shoes. He paired the suit with a Chanel watch and cuff links (source). I have added high quailty from the gala to the gallery. Keep checking back for more photos!
Ansel has done an interview with DuJour which you read below and you check out outtakes from the shoot taken by his sister, Sophie in the gallery!
DUJOUR – It was only three years ago that Ansel Elgort first appeared on the big screen, as a high-school student in Kimberly Peirce’s blood-soaked remake of Carrie, but considering the number of film’s the 22-year-old actor has already made—10, if you’re keeping track—he already feels like a veteran. Of course, that’s what’ll happen when you star in films like 2014’s YA weeper The Fault in Our Stars, which earned over $300 million worldwide and established Elgort as the resident heartthrob for an entire generation. Then there’s the action-packed, blockbuster Divergent series, which will see its third installment, Allegiant, released this month, in which Elgort stars as Caleb Prior, the older brother and comrade in arms of Shailene Woodley’s rebel Tris Prior.
But while Elgort has made his bones playing dreamy, doomed teenagers and action heroes, he’s poised to be much more than a matinee idol. In the coming months he’ll tackle a series of very serious film roles—starring alongside Kevin Spacey in Billionaire Boys Club and working with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx in Baby Driver—and will bring his music career (he’s a popular DJ under the moniker Ansolo) to the next level with the release of an album. Here, Elgort talks candidly with DuJour about leaving behind Divergent, finding his voice and why, if you think he’s already made his mark, you haven’t seen anything yet.
The third move in the Divergent series is coming out this month, and then this summer you’re off to film the final installment. Does it all feel as though it’s flown by?
It really does. There have been times, like when I started working on the second film, when I said, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that we have another two more left. That’s a lot of movies to go!’ But now having only one more doesn’t feel like much at all.
What’s on your Divergent bucket list? Is there anything you want your character to do in this last film that he hasn’t done before?
I’d like to shoot a gun or something, instead of being the character that never does anything badass. Well in this next one that is about to come out, I save the day… I don’t wanna spoil the movie, but he saves the day. It’s nice to save the day and not just be the loser all the time like I’ve been. I would like to continue to not be the loser—maybe in the next one, that would be nice.