Over the past year, we have come to know, love and frankly, become besotted by the man that is Regé-Jean Page. From the moment he first appeared on our screens as the formidable Duke of Hastings, we have basically followed his every move (yes, we know how that sounds – but we know you feel the same way). And while we do know that unfortunately, his time in Bridgerton land has come to an unexpected and early close; Regé-Jean Page already has us hanging for his next role, starring in the film reboot of The Saint.
The actor will both star in and executive produce the film with Paramount Pictures, which will be a reimagined version of the original book series and subsequent UK TV series. If you aren't totally familiar with The Saint, let us give you a quick rundown. The concept first jumped onto the scene with Leslie Charteris’ 1920s book series of the same name.
The book and short stories series, which was in production up until 1963; was later turned into a 1960s television series starring actor Roger Moore. The Saint follows character Simon Templar, better know as The Saint – a Robbin Hood-adjacent criminal and thief for hire who goes on a globetrotting adventure. Charteris' character was an instant hit; appearing in comics, serials and, of course, movies and television.
The last rendition of The Saint was a film which premiered in 1997, so there's no surprise that the storyline is probably well overdue for a fresh take. There's no official word on exactly what role Page will play; but we do know that playwright and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah has been brought on board to write a new draft of The Saint script.
This isn't Page's first project with Paramount either. Earlier this year, it was announced that the actor would be starring in the studio's Dungeons & Dragons project; alongside the likes of Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith.
It's no secret that we're excited to see the actor potentially portray a mysterious and charming character in this new project. Stay tuned for more details to come on Regé-Jean Page and The Saint.