Actor Regé-Jean Page has another big role lined up following his departure from the wildly popular Netflix series, Bridgerton.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is set to star in Paramount’s upcoming reboot of The Saint. The film’s script will be written by actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and the late Robert Evans are listed as producers for the film.
The Saint was originally based off of a series of novels and short stories by Leslie Charteris and adapted into a television show of the same name starring Roger Moore in the 1960s. Paramount then turned the story into a movie in 1997 which starred Val Kilmer. The actor played Simon Templar, a professional thief who uses the names of different saints for his heists.
It was first reported last year that a reboot of The Saint was in the works at Paramount, however, at the time, the reboot starred Chris Pine in the lead and Dexter Fletcher directing. According to latest reports, however, that idea has been retired.
The Saint will mark Page’s second project that he’s signed on for with Paramount. It was reported in February that Page had been cast in the studio’s film adaptation of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.