Hugh Grant will play villain in new 'Dungeons and Dragons' movie

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2:38 | 03/03/21

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Transcript for Hugh Grant will play villain in new 'Dungeons and Dragons' movie
And it's time for "Pop news" now with Lara. Hey, Lara. Hey, George, good morning. We begin with movie news. Hugh grant is joining what is quickly becoming a star-studded cast for the new "Dungeons and dragons movie." It is an adaptation of the game that's been captivating players since 1974. Grant said he really enjoyed taking a break from the romantic comedy, roles he usually plays to play the very bad guy in HBO's "The undoing" and let's face it, he did it well so it will be fun to watch him alongside "Bridgerton's" rege-jean page and the movie is currently set for release may 2022. More movie news, Kathy bates signing on to bring an iconic book to the big screen, Judy plume's 1970 coming of age novel "Are you there, god, it's me, Margaret" starring Rachel Mcadams. Director Kelly Craig is thrilled to get Kathy on board saying, quote, bates is perpetually captivating on screen. I'm thrilled to employ her extraordinary talent in this film I care so much about. If you or your daughter haven't read it, it's a book for the ages and "Time" magazine says it turned millions of preteens into readers and that Judy did it by asking the right questions without giving easy answers. I don't know about you, robin, but I had my flashlight under my covers. I learned a lot from this book. One for the ages and a great movie with Kathy bates on board. So excited for that. Then finally it's time to take out the tie-dyes. Take those out of retirement. The Volkswagen is bringing back the micro bus. 75 years after the first generation bus was released. The German automaker is officially announcing their new version called the I.D. Buzz. That will be unveiled next year. The all electric self-driving car will be fully redesigned. I have so many thoughts on this for today's technology and safety standards while paying homage to the classic. Look for the new vw van on the roads in 2023. That is one cool looking car. With that I send it back to you all in the studio. Sounds like riva agrees in the new van. She's a handful. Like mom, get us that bus, I need more room. Car is too tight.

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