Matt Berry in negotiations to play with Jason Momoa
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Matt Berry in negotiations to play with Jason Momoa

According to Deadline, BAFTA winner Matt Berry has entered negotiations to join the live action Minecraft adaptation. If the deal is finalized, he will join previously announced star Jason Momoa (Fast X).

Berry is best known for his role as vampire Laszlo Cravensworth in FX’s What We Do in the Shadows. It would mark his first live-action movie in five years, as he was last seen in Disney’s Christopher Robin. Matt Berry is also currently attached to star in the upcoming stop-motion animated film The Inventor, which will feature the voices of Stephen Fry and Daisy Ridley.

Who is involved in the Minecraft movie?

The Minecraft movie will be directed by Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess. Further details about its plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. The Untitled Project will see Momoa reunite with Dune producer Mary Parent, who produces alongside Roy Lee. The late Jill Messick also receives production credit for her work on the film before her death in 2018. Producers include Jon Berg, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Torfi Frans Olafsson and Vu Bui, with Todd Hallowell, Kayleen Walters, Brian Producer executive of Mendoza and Jonathan Spaihts.

The popular video game was released in 2011 and has become a global phenomenon. Its success led Microsoft to acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. A movie based on the series has been in the works for several years with Shawn Levy and Rob McElhenney previously attached.

The film is set to arrive in theaters on April 4, 2025.

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