Media outlets reported earlier this morning that Barkhad Abdi is the latest name to be joining the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner.
Like the film’s premise itself, the role for Barkhad Abdi (whose credits include Captain Phillips and Eye In The Sky) is being kept under wraps with the only detail being given out is that the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the 1982 original film directed by Ridley Scott. Personally out of recent castings for the Blade Runner sequel, Abdi definitely intrigues me the most after his performances in the two films mentioned above.
Barkhad Abdi joins a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis and Ana de Armas with the film being directed by Denis Villeneuve.
The Blade Runner sequel is scheduled for cinematic release now on the 6th October 2017.