Jeff Goldblum is joining the voice cast of the popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast Dark Dice for their upcoming season.
Goldblum has worn several different hats throughout his acting career, having played everything from Jurassic Park’s world-famous mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm to Thor: Ragnarok’s Grandmaster and ruler of Sakaar, plus so much more, but his next big project will see him embark on an entirely new adventure, voicing the elven sorcerer Balmur on the second season of the D&D podcast Dark Dice.
Balmur will make his debut on May 12, when the next season of the award-winning podcast launches. He will be featured as one of the five player-characters in the improvised audio drama, where the outcome of the story is determined by the fated rolling of dice. As part of the quest, Goldblum’s team will be stalked by a deceptive being known as The Silent One who must be identified before it’s too late.
Akin to an audio movie, the role-playing podcast features immersive soundscapes, a diverse international cast, and an original soundtrack featuring an orchestra, over thirty medieval instruments, and a live choir singing in Infernal, Icelandic, and Elvish. The storylines also carry an unexpected emotional depth that unravels in each new episode, released monthly on all podcasting platforms.
Dark Dice was created by Fool & Scholar Productions, which comes from husband-and-wife duo Travis Vengroff, who produces and edits, and Kaitlin Statz, who writes audio fiction. Together, they have created a series of well-known shows in the podcast industry, including Dark Dice, The White Vault, and VAST Horizon, garnering millions of downloads and winning numerous awards.
The fantasy world of swords and sorcery will open up further in 2023 when Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons movie is released onto the theatrical table. Jeremy Latcham, who formerly served as SVP of Production and Development at Marvel, is producing the feature through his deal with eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm, alongside Hasbro’s Brian Goldner who is also on board as a producer.
Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are attached to direct the Dungeons & Dragons feature adaptation, which has already started to enlist a number of its key players. Actors Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis were the latest additions to the movie’s star-studded lineup, featuring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, and Rege-Jean Page.
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