Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep? That’s the question Carla Juri will be asking come 2017, now that the Swiss actress has closed a deal to join the all-star cast for Blade Runner 2.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that the Wetlands star joins an ensemble that already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista. Much like her fellow newcomers, neither Warner Bros. or Alcon Entertainment has offered up any details relating to Juri’s role in the sci-fi sequel; all we know for sure is that the follow-up, one directed by Denis Villeneuve, will take place three decades after its genre-defining original.
Buoyed by the one-two punch of Prisoners and Sicario, Villeneuve is a stellar choice to take the reins of Blade Runner 2, reuniting with decorated cinematographer Roger Deakin in the process. Remaining behind the scenes, Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are whipping the script into shape, though the only story trinket that’s safe-as-houses for now is that Harrison Ford will be reprising his iconic role of Rick Deckard, the replicant hunter that headlined Ridley Scott’s seminal original.
With a production start now slated for July, Carla Juri is surely one of, if not the last high-profile addition to the Blade Runner 2 cast before filming gets underway in the summer. One way or another, Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel descends on theaters come October 6, 2017.