Robin Wright joins Blade Runner sequel
Claire Underwood, meet Rick Deckard.
Alcon Entertainment announced today that Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Sicario director Denis Villeneuve is helming the untitled sequel, and Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard, but the studio is keeping details about the story — and Gosling and Wright’s characters — under wraps.
Hampton Fancher and Michael Green penned the sequel’s script, which picks up several decades after Ridley Scott’s 1982 original. (Scott is serving as executive producer on the sequel.) Fancher and David Peoples wrote the story for the original film, which was based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Principal photography is set to begin in July 2016, and Warner Bros. will release the film in North American theaters on Jan. 12, 2018. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute internationally.
Wright currently stars on House of Cards, which just premiered its fourth season on Netflix. She’ll appear next as an Amazon warrior in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming Wonder Woman movie.