Universal’s Live-Action ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Adds Julian Dennison, Gabriel Howell, Bronwyn James and Harry Trevaldwyn

The cast of Universal’s live-action “How to Train Your Dragon” movie is shaping up with the additions of Julian Dennison (A24’s “Y2K,” “Deadpool 2,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”), Gabriel Howell (BBC’s “Nightsleeper,” “Bodies”), Bronwyn James (“Wicked,” “Masters of the Air”) and Harry Trevaldwyn (“The Bubble,” “Ten Percent”).

Dennison, Howell, James and Trevaldwyn have been respectively cast as Fishlegs, Snotlout, Ruffnut and Tuffnut in the live-action adaptation of the hit DreamWorks Animation movie.

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The quartet join Mason Thames and Nico Parker, who are set to star as Hiccup and Astrid; Gerard Butler, who reprises his role from the animated movies as Stoick the Vast; and Nick Frost, who joins the franchise as Gobber the Belch. The animated entries, backed by Universal and DreamWorks and based on the books by Cressida Cowell, has generated more than $1.6 billion worldwide.

The new “How to Train Your Dragon” — which is set to hit theaters on June 13, 2025 — is written, directed and produced by Dean DeBlois, who earned three Oscar nominations for his work on the animated features. DeBlois is joined by Marc Platt (a best picture Oscar-nominee for “La La Land,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Trial Of The Chicago 7”), who will produce for his Universal-based Marc Platt Productions, alongside the banner’s president Adam Siegel. Universal’s VP of production Lexi Barta will oversee the film on behalf of the studio.

Dennison is repped by Link Entertainment, Stride Management, Red Rocket Actors and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Howell is repped by The BWH Agency. James is repped by Authentic Talent and Piers Nimmo Management. Trevaldwyn is repped by Isaac Storm at United Agents.

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