It is a fact of life that whenever any young, male British star has any kind of breakout performance and they are roughly of the right age, then the tabloids will suddenly declare them a favorite to be the next James Bond. They will push anyone and everyone from Tom Hiddleston to Tom Hardy as a done deal, breathlessly reporting an “insider” saying they are being seriously considered.
Every picture of them in a tuxedo, ever, is then plastered across the pages of the newspaper or magazine. Like this:
Then the new Bond is announced, and it is somebody that no tabloid mentioned even once and that nobody was talking about.
Then next time around, with zero ability to learn from their failures, the tabloids will do it again. You know, it’s almost as if showbiz writers really just make stuff up and get paid by the word?
So it was with Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page. A breakout performance in the Netflix historical fantasy and the tabloids installed him as a talked about favorite. Well it won’t be anytime soon, as Page has signed up to Hasbro/eOne and Paramount’s film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons.
He will star alongside Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith in the film which is being adapted by Game Night directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
Page also starred in Mortal Engines and Sylvie’s Love, and will be hosting Saturday Night Live at the weekend as cat ladies everywhere continue to go mad for Bridgerton.