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Ana de Armas will be joining Harrison Ford in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.
Ford will be returning to the iconic role of Rick Deckard, and will be joined by franchise newcomers Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista and Robin Wright.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) is directing the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi touchstone, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Hampton Fancher and Michael Greenwith penned the sequel, which will be set several decades after the original pic. Other story details are being kept under wraps on the film, which is set to begin principal photography in July.
Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner will be produced by the late Bud Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, with Scott acting as an executive producer, along with Frank Giustra, Bill Carraro and Tim Gamble.
“We think Ana is one of the most exciting, up-and-coming international actors in the world today, and we are thrilled she will be playing such an important part in this sequel,” said Johnson and Kosove of the Cuban-born actress.
The Blade Runner sequel recently received a new release date, having been moved up to Oct. 6, 2017, from its previous date of Jan. 12, 2018.
De Armas, who is repped by CAA, Impression and Grubman Shire, will be seen in the upcoming boxing biopic Hands of Stone and the Warner Bros. comedy War Dogs, starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.
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