Following his poor performance as the iconic DC comic book villain, Leto is now officially set to join the previously announced cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner follow up which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James and Dave Bautista.
According to Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Leto will play a key character never before seen in the Blade Runner universe.
We are thrilled that Jared has agreed to play a key role in the BLADE RUNNER sequel. He is a phenomenal actor, and we know he will create a truly memorable, never before seen character.
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 expected to be revealed at a later date, so stay tuned tofor more daily updates.