Ana de Armas Boards Blade Runner 2

MALAGA, SPAIN - MARCH 29: Ana de Armas attends the 17th Malaga Film Festival 2014 closing ceremony at the Cervantes Theater on March 29, 2014 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

Casting is heating up on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2 today, with Deadline bringing us news that Cuban actress Ana de Armas has boarded the sequel, which will see Harrison Ford reprise his role alongside a cast of fresh new faces that includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista.

“We think Ana is one of the most exciting, up-and-coming international actors in the world today, and we are thrilled she will be playing such an important part in this sequel,” Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove said in a joint statement.

While not a big name just yet, Ana de Armas recently did some solid work in Eli Roth’s Knock Knock and will soon be appearing in both War Dogs and Hands of Stone, so she’s definitely an actress on the rise. No specifics were reported on in regards to her role in Blade Runner 2, but apparently it’s a leading one.

Blade Runner 2 will be with us on October 6th, 2017, after being moved up from its original January 2018 release date. Tell us, are you happy with the cast that’s been put together so far for the film? Sound off below and let us know.

Source: Deadline