John Krasinski will direct the forthcoming sequel to his 2018 horror smash hit
Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy is reportedly in talks to join the cast of A Quiet Place 2.
A follow-up to Josh Krasinski’s 2018 post-apocalyptic horror film, which received rich acclaim from critics and cinemagoers, was confirmed last year, and the actor is set to direct and write the sequel. Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s wife, will reprise her role from the first film as Evelyn Abbott.
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Sources told The Hollywood Reporter late last week that Murphy is currently in negotiations with producers about a role in A Quiet Place 2, which is currently scheduled for release on May 15, 2020. According to the outlet, Murphy’s character will be “a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit” – referring to Blunt’s character and her two children, Regan and Marcus.
Armageddon and Transformers director Michael Bay will return as one of three producers on the new film, along with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Filming on A Quiet Place 2 is due to start in the summer.
Back in November, Krasinski and Blunt hinted at what could happen in the sequel – with the former suggesting that the new movie will continue to follow the Abbott family as they navigate “an actual entire set of rules and the circumstance that the world has undergone”.
Elsewhere, Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders character Thomas Shelby will soon become a video game character as a game based on the Birmingham-set series is currently in the works.