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Hugh Grant gets into character on the set of the Dungeons and Dragons film in Northern Ireland

Hugh Grant dons a tan leather coat as he gets into character as villain Forge Fletcher on the set of the Dungeons and Dragons film in Northern Ireland

He’s been cast as the main antagonist in the 2023 movie adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. 

And Hugh Grant got into character as the villainous Forge Fletcher as he donned a longline tan leather coat on the set of the live action film in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland on Monday.

The actor, 60, had a stern expression on his face as he walked around on set, while co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith filmed thrilling scenes on a mock dragon.

Ready to film: Hugh Grant got into character as Forge Fletcher as he donned a longline tan leather coat on the set of Dungeons and Dragons in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland on Monday

Hugh sported dark trousers and boots beneath his period costume as strolled along ahead of filming further scenes for the film.

Elsewhere, Michele and Justice appeared in great spirits as they sat atop a huge model dragon, which was suspended using wire ropes.

Also on set was Chris Pine, who donned dark sunglasses as he too got to grips with the imposing dragon model. 

The star-studded production also features Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, who was not on set that day. 

Exciting stuff: The actor, 60, had a stern expression on his face as he walked around on set, while co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith filmed thrilling scenes on a mock dragon

Exciting stuff: The actor, 60, had a stern expression on his face as he walked around on set, while co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith filmed thrilling scenes on a mock dragon

The film will be directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, and produced and financed by Hasbro/eOne and Paramount. 

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. and has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997. 

This version of Dungeons & Dragons has been in the works for many years with Ansel Elgort once attached and Rob Letterman set to direct. 

On set: Also on set was Chris Pine, who donned dark sunglasses as he too got to grips with the imposing dragon model

On set: Also on set was Chris Pine, who donned dark sunglasses as he too got to grips with the imposing dragon model

After a legal battle between Sweetpea Entertainment and Hasbro about ownership rights, the film was moved to Paramount, according to Variety. 

Chris McKay was brought in as a director before he left the project. In 2019, Goldstein and Daley came in.  

Plot details behind this latest take on the game are being kept under wraps. 

Dungeons and Dragons was first adapted in 2000. That version starred Thora Birch, Kristen Wilson, Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans and Jeremy Irons. 

The project, which was made by New Line, did not do well at the box office. 

Star-studded cast: It was reported by Variety in March that Hugh (pictured in March 2020) had been cast as the villain, but plot details behind this latest take on the game are being kept under wraps

Star-studded cast: It was reported by Variety in March that Hugh (pictured in March 2020) had been cast as the villain, but plot details behind this latest take on the game are being kept under wraps

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