Robin Wright to Join Harrison Ford & Ryan Gosling on 'Blade Runner' Sequel

By Victoria Guerra | Apr 01, 2016 05:49 PM EDT
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Robin Wright, who first became a star with The Princess Bride, is coming to another 1980s classic: she's in talks to join the sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner. The Golden Globe winner would be joining original star Harrison Ford (reprising his role of Rick Deckard) and Ryan Gosling in the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright is currently in final talks to join the film, where she will be playing one of the three major female roles. The reason her casting has taken so long (there have been rumors for weeks) is that the actress had to set up her schedule so filming wouldn't clash with House of Cards, a show she not only stars in but also produces and occasionally directs. It was apparently tough to get her to agree because of her commitment to the show, but it seems the studio's closing in on a deal.

It's unclear what type of character Wright will be playing, however, or even whether she'll be a human or a replicant.

Wright has a busy schedule with big movies these days: aside from her work in the award-winning Netflix political drama, she's also currently shooting Warner's Wonder Woman, the first feature film surrounding the DC Comics classic character, and on it she'll play warrior General Antiope, one of the Amazons raising Gal Gadot's superheroine.

The film, which will be directed by Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and produced by Ridley, from a screenplay co-written by Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the 1982 film) and Michael Green (whose screen credits include work for Gotham). The script, set several decades after the events of Blade Runner, is based on a story by Fancher and Scott.

Variety reports that principal photography for the sequel is scheduled to begin in July. The film, which so far has only cast the three aforementioned actors, will be released on Jan. 12, 2018.

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