‘Wetlands’ Star Carla Juri joins cast of ’Blade Runner’ sequel

The Swiss actress joins Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista and others

Swiss actress Carla Juri has been cast in the as-yet-untitled sequel to Blade Runner.

Juri, whose acting credits include German drama Wetlands and coming-of-age story Morris from America, joins Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista.

Ridley Scott is not directing the sequel to his 1982 sci-fi classic, but is back as an executive producer. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) will direct from a script written by Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the original, and Michael Green, who is also working on Scott’s forthcoming Prometheus sequel.

The idea for the sequel, which is understood to take place several decades after the conclusion of Blade Runner, was devised by Scott and Fancher. Scott has previously revealed that Ford’s iconic character Rick Deckard will not appear in the entirety of Blade Runner 2, saying: “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.”

In September it was reported that a company used in the past by Warner Bros., the studio behind the sequel, has registered the domain names bladerunnerandroidsdreammovie.com and androidsdreammovie.com, suggesting the sequel might be titled Blade Runner: Android Dreams or simply Androids Dream.

The film will open in cinemas in October 2017.