“Sicario” Sequel Being Planned at Lionsgate

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is set to produce a sequel to the just released , focusing on ’s mysterious hitman. Writer will oversee the project while director will be involved in an unspecified role.

Sicario was released on just six theaters this past weekend but grossed $401, 288. Its $66,881 per-screen average is the highest of the year. The crime thriller has been a smash hit with critics and currently holds an 88% on .

The film centers on a steely FBI agent () who finds herself involved in an off-the-books operation to bring down a Mexican drug kingpin. co-stars as a morally flexible government operative.

However, despite the early praise and success, will be cautious in its rollout of the film. Sicario will expand to 65 locations next week before going wide October 2.

Del Toro is repped by and . Sheridan is repped by and . Villeneuve is repped by .

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Michael O'Sullivan | Contributing Writer

This news was first reported by Variety.

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