According to Variety, Robin Wright will join ‘Blade Runner’ sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve.
The story continues several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original, which was set in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.
Harrison Ford is reprising his role of detective Rick Deckard. Ryan Gosling is also part of the cast.
The studio had been after Robin Wright for some time, but her complicated ‘House of Cards’ schedule as actress, director and executive producer made it appear unlikely that she would be available. But Alcon Entertainment was able to work out schedule issues, and a deal is expected to close.
Filming on the sequel is scheduled to begin in July, with cinematographer Roger Deakins reuniting with Villeneuve on the project. The film will premiere on January 12, 2018.