An ad for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves reunites director John Francis Daley with Freaks and Geeks co-stars
We’re just one week away from the March 31st theatrical release date of Paramount Pictures’ Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which is based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game franchise – and just in case the positive reviews (there’s a bunch of them quoted in the final trailer) haven’t convinced someone to see the movie, Paramount is now using the Freaks and Geeks connection to try to lure in viewers. In the new ad that you can check out in the Twitter embed below, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves director John Francis Daley is reunited with Samm Levine and Martin Starr, his co-stars from the short-lived but beloved TV series Freaks and Geeks, which went off the air twenty-three years ago after just one season.
Daley directed Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves with Jonathan Goldstein, working from a script they crafted with Michael Gilio (who shares story credit with The Tomorrow War and Renfield director Chris McKay), Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves follows a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers as they embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic. Things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.
The film stars Chris Pine as The Bard Edgin, Michelle Rodriguez as The Barbarian Holga, Justice Smith as The Sorcerer Simon, Sophia Lillis as The Druid Doric, Regé-Jean Page as The Paladin Xenk, Hugh Grant as The Rogue Forge, and Daisy Head is The Wizard Sofina. Chloe Coleman and Jason Wong are also in the cast.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was produced by Jeremy Latcham, Brian Goldner, and Nick Meyer, with Goldstein, Daley, and Pine serving as executive producers alongside Denis L. Stewart, Zev Foreman, and Greg Mooradian.
Aside from sharing source material, this movie isn’t connected to the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons movie, which earned the Awfully Good treatment and spawned a couple of sequels (2005’s Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God and 2012’s Dungeons & Dragons 3: The Book of Vile Darkness). But Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves isn’t the only Dungeons & Dragons project in the works at Paramount. They are also developing a Dungeons & Dragons TV series that will run on the Paramount+ streaming service. Eight episodes have already been ordered. Red Notice writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber has written the script for the pilot episode, which he will also be directing.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/dungeons-and-dragons-freaks-and-geeks/