Lennie James joins ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) “The Walking Dead” actor Lennie James is in negotiations to join the “Blade Runner” sequel, starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis, reports variety.com.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.

The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples, which was based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”.

The plot details of the sequel are still under wraps.

On the film side, James most recently portrayed James Brown’s father Joseph Gardner Brown in the biopic “Get on Up”. The movie will release on October 6, 2017.



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