'Captain Phillips' Acto Barkhad Abdi joins 'Blade Runner 2'
Barkhad Abdi has joined Alcon Entertainment's untitled Blade Runner sequel, joining Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri and Dave Bautista.
Denis Villeneuve, of Sicario, is directing with filming set to begin in July. The film is slated for October 6, 2017, and is set several decades after the 1982 original. Roger Deakins will rejoin the Sicario director for the project as cinematographer.
Abdi received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in Captain Phillips, which starred Tom Hanks.