10:18am PT by Borys Kit
'Blade Runner' Sequel Adds 'Wetlands' Star Carla Juri
Swiss actress Carla Juri, who starred in the controversial Wetlands, has joined Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel.
The movie is heading toward a July 2016 production start with a cast that already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista.
Plot details have been scant as have character details. It is known that the sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Ford reprising his iconic role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) is directing.
The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
Juri broke through with the envelope-pushing Wetlands, about a young woman with sexual and hygiene issues, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She also starred in the comedic drama Morris from America, co-starring Craig Robinson.
Juri is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content, and Curtis Brown.