Revealed by La Chronique des Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page is on the rise in Hollywood! The actor has just been recruited by Paramount to play the Saint in a new adaptation of Leslie Charteris’ novels.
A character created in the 1930s, the thief and detective Simon Templar, alias the Saint, has already had several incarnations on the screen. Roger Moore notably played it on television in the 60s and Val Kilmer in the cinema, in 1997. And so it will soon be Regé-Jean Page’s turn to lend his features to this modern Robin Hood, as unveiled The Hollywood Reporter.
Propelled to the front of the stage thanks to the Netflix series The Chronicle of the Bridgertons, the actor has already joined the cast of several big American productions: The Gray Man, the next film of the Russo brothers (Avengers: Endgame) with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, and the adaptation of the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
A feature film in which he will notably give the reply to Chris Pine, who had for a time been announced as the new Saint! At the time, the reboot was to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman). If it is not yet known if the filmmaker will remain involved in this new version, one thing is certain: a new screenwriter has been recruited, the actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Note that Regé-Jean Page will not be content to play in this reboot, the plot of which is not yet known. He will in fact also exercise the function of delegate producer. A first for the actor who seems more than ever to focus on his career on the big screen, he who had already announced that he would not return in season 2 of The Bridgertons.
The trailer for the Netflix series: