Catherine Keener Joins “Sicario” Sequel

Catherine Keener has joined the cast of “Soldado,” Lionsgate’s second installment of a drug war thriller film series that began with last year’s “Sicario”.

Stefano Sollima (“Gomorra”) helms the film which boasts a script by Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”) and shifts the focus to Alejandro Gillick, the shadowy protagonist played by Benicio Del Toro in the first film.

Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Graver also returns, while Keener will play Brolin’s boss who is trying to navigate the gray area that Gillick and Graver live in. The story deals with what else is being smuggled across the border between Mexico and the U.S. aside from drugs and illegal immigrants.

Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith, Edward McDonnell and Thad and Trent Luckinbill will produce.

Source: Deadline