Denis Villeneuve’s simmering UNTITLED BLADE RUNNER SEQUEL has added a “joker” to the cast. Jared Leto is the latest (and last) actor to be added to the all-star cast of the follow-up to the 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi classic.
Leto joins original cast member Harrison Ford as well as newbies Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, and Hiam Abbass. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green wrote the script, which will be a continuation of the original dystopian film based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Scott will serve as executive producer alongside Bill Carraro and Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, Bud Yorkin, Broderick Johnson, and Andrew Kosove are set to produce.
Leto earned an Academy Award for his memorable role in Dallas Buyers Club. He was recently seen in Warner Bros’ DC comic book pic Suicide Squad.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer