'Dungeons & Dragons' to world premiere as opening film of 2023 SXSW Festival
Paramount Pictures’ new epic adventure Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, will hold its World Premiere as the official Opening Night film at the 2023 SXSW (South By South West) Film & TV Festival happening in Austin, Texas from March 10-19.
“We’re proud to open with Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, a raucous and engaging fantasy adventure," said Claudette Godfrey, VP Film & TV. "This year’s festival line-up is an amazing collection of films, TV series and XR experiences that promise to inspire, entertain and challenge our audiences. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Austin in March for what promises to be an unforgettable event,” she added.
The SXSW Film & TV Festival is the premier destination for the best in new cinema, television, and virtual reality. Connecting filmmakers to fans while celebrating cinema and series with a diverse range of immersive narratives, interactive experiences, and vivid storytelling from around the world.
Festival goers can explore feature films in the following 2023 screening categories: Headliners; Narrative Feature Competition presented by Panavision; Documentary Feature Competition; Narrative Spotlight; Documentary Spotlight; Visions; Midnighters; Global presented by MUBI; 24 Beats Per Second; Festival Favorites, and Special Screenings. The TV program consists of TV Premieres, TV Spotlight, and the Independent TV Pilot Competition. The SXSW 2023 Shorts Film Program presented by IMDbPro will present seven competitive sections. XR Experience Competition, XR Spotlight and XR Special Events programming round out the Film & TV Festival program. All Categories with the exception of Special Screenings and TV Spotlight will be eligible for section-specific Audience Awards.
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
Directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, the film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.
In cinemas across the Philippines starting March 31, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Connect with #DnDMovie and tag @paramountpicsph.