It is a classic piece of Sci-Fi that has come to be a quintessential piece of cinema. We have known for some time that Blade Runner was getting a sequel after more than 30 years; we have known that Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling are attached to the project; what we didn’t know, but now do, is that Robin Wright is in final talks to join the two stars.
Robin Wright, star of hit U.S. drama House of Cards, is reportedly close to grabbing one of three “major female roles” according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is unknown what these roles are, but we do know that the Blade Runner sequel is set several decades after the events of the original (sensible; otherwise how else would they explain Harrison Ford’s wrinkles?)
Being directed by Denis Villeneuve, the mastermind behind Sicario, and written by Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2 is a project to keep a close eye on already. With the addition of a talent like Robin Wright, this is even more the case. Principal photography is due to begin in July and there is currently no prospective release date.