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BLADE RUNNER 2 (2017): Lennie James Signs On

Lennie James

Lennie James joins the cast of Blade Runner 2. The Walking Dead actor will play a role in the star-studded sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott science fiction film.

In addition to his role on The Walking Dead, James is known for appearances in Snatch and the James Brown biopic Get On Up. where he acted alongside Brad Pitt and Chadwick Boseman respectively.

Among the many actors already attached to the production are Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, and Hiam Abbass. Helming the project is Denis Villeneuve, who is known to viewers as the director behind Sicario and Prisoners:

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” Story details are not being revealed.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.

Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce. Bill Carraro will executive produce.

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