Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips,” “Eye in the Sky”) has joined the cast the Denis Villeneuve-directed untitled “Blade Runner” sequel at Alcon Entertainment.
The sequel is set several decades beyond the 2019 Los Angeles setting of the original, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri and Dave Bautista also star.
Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are penning the film which Andrew Kosove, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin and Broderick Johnson will produce. Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer on the project which begins shooting next month.