The Bridgerton star returns to the role of Simon Templar, previously played by Roger Moore and Val Kilmer.
Revealed by The Bridgertons Chronicle on Netflix, last year, Regé-Jean Page had chosen not to return at all for season 2, to devote himself to his booming career. He has therefore just landed his first major role in a Hollywood blockbuster: He will be The Saint, in a new revisited version of the cult character, created in the 1920s books of Leslie Charteris.
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Also known to the city as Simon Templar, The Saint is a Robin Hood criminal who has had various adaptations over the past decades. The most famous being the British television series of the 1960s with Roger moore in the title role. A feature film The Saint has already been filmed, in 1997. It is Val Kilmer who played the character.
Paramount is therefore preparing to relaunch the franchise with a new film. Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Brad Krevoy and the late Robert Evans will produce, alongside Regé-Jean Page, who will also be a producer. A screenwriter, Kwame Kwei-Armah, has already been hired to write the script.
Deadline specifies that this reboot of The Saint will be a whole new interpretation of history, which “will completely reinvent“both the character and the world around him. It is not yet clear who will direct.