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For live-action adaptation of "How to Train Your Dragon," Universal finds their Hiccup, Astrid

For live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon, Universal finds their Hiccup, Astrid

The main actors for the live-action feature film based on Universal Pictures' well-known animation trilogy "How to Train Your Dragon" have been cast.

According to entertainment news outlet The Hollywood Reporter, Mason Thames, best known for his role in Universal's horror film "The Black Phone," will play the title role of Hiccup.

Nico Parker, who made an appearance in HBO's hit series ''The Last of Us'', will essay the role of Astrid in the movie, which will be helmed by Dean DeBlois, the director behind the original animated trilogy. The studio has set March 14, 2025, as the release date of the film.

''How to Train Your Dragon'' movie series, based on the books by Cressida Cowell, followed the unique friendship between a young and timid Viking boy named Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless, an injured dragon he nurses back to health.

The franchise, which started with the 2010s ''How To Train Your Dragon'', chronicled Hiccup and Toothless' quest to combat humanity's prejudice against dragons, the ache of overcoming the loss of a parent, and first love. DeBlois wrote and directed the first movie with Chris Sanders. The filmmaker later directed two sequels released in 2014 and 2019 in sole capacity.

The voice cast also included Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, and Kristen Wiig.

With PTI inputs

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