Storm Reid, who plays Zendaya‘s younger sister on the HBO series Euphoria, is in talks to play the lead in the upcoming Searching sequel.
The 2018 thriller starred John Cho as a father searching for his missing daughter over the internet. Like that film, this sequel is expected to once again unfold on various screens thanks to the Screenlife format developed by producer Timur Bekmambetov, who also worked on the Unfriended movies.
Although plot details are mostly under wraps, it’s been assumed for some time that this follow-up won’t have any narrative links to the first film. Cho isn’t returning, for example. So it’s more of an anthology-type sequel, but considering how thrilling Searching was (and also how underrated both Unfriended movies are), more of these Screenlife films is no bad thing.
Aneesh Chaganty directed the first film, and then went on to helm the similarly impressive Run last year. For this Searching sequel, his editors from the first film, Will Merrick and Nick Johnson, are taking over directorial duties. The duo have also penned the script, based on a story by by Chaganty and his Search Party partner, Sev Ohanian.
Reid is 17 years old, and has been acting since she was a child. Her first major performance was in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave, before going on to lead Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle In Time. She’s also got experience in genre films, as she’s already appeared in three Blumhouse movies: Sleight, Don’t Let Go, and most recently The Invisible Man.
She recently wrapped filming on indie drama One Way with Kevin Bacon and Travis Fimmel, and will likely next be seen in James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad. She’s also expected to return for season 2 of Euphoria, which is expected to begin shooting soon.