Breakout “Bridgerton” star Rege-Jean Page has boarded the reboot of “The Saint” at Paramount Pictures.
In addition, playwright and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah has also joined to write a new draft of the script for the film which will have an adventure thriller tone.
This marks Page’s second project with Paramount following the upcoming “Dungeons & Dragons” which is currently filming.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brad Krevoy will produce, while Robert Evans will receive a posthumous producing credit. Along with starring, Page will executive produce.
The story follows Simon Templar (a.k.a. The Saint), a Robin Hood-esque criminal and thief for hire. The property was previously turned into the famed 1960s TV series starring Roger Moore and the 1997 film starring Val Kilmer, while there’s also been multiple other telemovie, radio and TV series adaptations with actors like Vincent Price, Louis Hayward, George Sanders and Adam Rayner.
Last year the film had Chris Pine attached and Dexter Fletcher directing, but that version has now been shelved.