Robin Wright is in final talks to join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in the planned Blade Runner sequel. The House of Cards star has been circling the project for weeks and reports suggested she was waiting for her filming schedule on the hit Netflix political drama before agreeing to sign on.
Now it appears she has worked out the timing, and she is poised to take on one of three major female roles in the sci-fi movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is on board as director, working with a script penned by the original Blade Runner co-writer, Hampton Fancher, and Michael Green. The screenplay is based on an idea Fancher previously developed with Ridley Scott, who took charge of the 1982 classic.
Ford will reprise his robot hunter character Rick Deckard for the long-awaited follow-up, which is expected to begin shooting in July.
It’s the latest big project for Wright as her career continues to go from strength-to-strength after the huge critical and commercial success of House of Cards.
Wright is currently filming the big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot as the titular comic book heroine, the same character she portrays in the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Wright will play General Antiope, one of a trio of Amazonian women who help raise the young Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince.
Gladiator star Connie Nielsen has been tapped to portray Diana’s mother Hippolyta, while her other military aunt, Antiope’s lieutenant Menalippe, will be played by Norwegian actress Lisa Loven Kongsli.
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, is set for release in June, 2017.
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