British-Zimbabwean actor Page is currently a hot property following his star role as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, on Bridgerton, which is now Netflix's biggest-ever TV show. His previous credits include Fresh Meat, Waterloo Road, Roots and For the People on television, and Survivor, Mortal Engines and Sylvie's Love in film. Page is slated to host Saturday Night Live in the USA this week, a sure sign of him being a hot ticket of the moment.
Page is joining an already-impressive cast, including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses, Game Night) are writing and directing the picture for Paramount.
Production is expected to start on the movie in the next few weeks at the Titanic Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, formerly home to Game of Thrones.