Star actor Regé-Jean Page has reportedly landed the leading role in Paramount's upcoming film, The Saint. Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans will serve as producers for the film while Kwame Kwei-Armah writes the script. Page seemingly confirmed the news by sharing a gif of the last time The Saint was envisioned on screen.
The Saint is a film adaptation of a popular 1920s literary character that was created by Leslie Charteris. Charteris' work follows the story of a Robin Hood-like character who goes on several different missions across the world. Previously, his work has been adapted into eight films during the early 1940s and a British television series during the 1960s.
The Saint is Page's third major project since leaving Netflix's hit series, Bridgerton. During the first season, Page appeared as Simon Basset, but he left in hopes of landing other roles in major films. So far, he has done just that.
Since leaving the Netflix drama, Page has landed a role in The Gray Man, directed by the Russo Brothers. He's also expected to appear in the film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. Not to mention, he starred on Saturday Night Live earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Shonda Rhimes and company are preparing for a new season of Bridgerton. Led by Rhimes, production on the new season began in January, but it has been stifled multiple times due to positive COVID-19 tests within the production crew and cast. Following the second positive COVID-19 outbreak, Netflix shut down production "for an indefinite period of time." As a result, it is unclear when Rhimes and the cast will bring a new season of Bridgerton to the screen.