Blade Runner 2 Adds Barkhad Abdi To The Cast

There is still not much info on the plot of the anticipated sci-fi sequel, but with every casting announcement we are getting that much closer and the film grows with eclectic talents across the board. The latest to join the cast is Captain Phillips standout Barkhad Abdi.

Abdi was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips and will now join the likes of a returning Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, and Mackenzie Davis. 

While the film will not be directed by it’s original mastermind Ridley Scott, Scott will produce the film while acclaimed director Denis Villenueve (Prisoners, Sicario) will take over the directing duties. You can almost guarentee the film will still be as beautiful and grimy as ever thanks to Villenueve’s tender love and care he puts into his darkly tone movies, but that’s just more reason to be excited.

Source: Deadline

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