Update (8/12/19):A Quiet Place 2 has added another newcomer to its cast.
Actor Djimon Hounsou has officially joined the cast of the highly anticipated sequel to A Quiet Place.
The Shazam! actor joins the project to assume a role previously held by Atlanta vet and Marvel’s The Eternals star, Brian Tyree Henry.
According to Deadline, Henry wound up having to pull out of A Quiet Place 2 due to scheduling conflicts.
Hounsou joins previously announced cast members Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds, all of whom will be reprising their riles from the hit horror flick.
He also joins fellow newcomer Cillian Murphy. The Peaky Blinders star’s involvement with the sequel was first announced earlier this year in March.
As with Murphy, details surrounding who Hounsou will be playing are being kept firmly under wraps for now.
Original Story (3/29/19):
The sequel to A Quiet Place may have just found its new star.
Murphy would be joining returning star Emily Blunt on screen if he officially boards the project.
Blunt isn’t the only one set to return for the highly anticipated sequel. In addition, Blunt’s pint-sized co-stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are also set to return to reprise their roles as Regan and Marcus Abbot, respectively.
Behind the camera, John Krasinski is gearing up to return to direct the sequel, which he’ll also be writing the script for.
So what role is Murphy being eyed for? Sources say that the Peaky Blinders star is rumored to be joining the cast as “a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit.”
As for the Abbot family, it sounds as though we’ll have to wait to find out more about what they’ll be dealing with when we catch up with them in the sequel.
The sequel is set to begin shooting sometime this summer. A Quiet Place 2 is scheduled to hit theaters next year on May 15, 2020.