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Barkhad Abdi boards Blade Runner 2

06.28.2016by: Brennan Klein
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BLADE RUNNER 2 has made another unique casting choice. Joining the ensemble chock full of various nationalities and personalities is Barkhad Abdi, who made a splash in 2013's CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as a Somali pirate boarding Tom Hanks' ship. He has since appeared in EYE IN THE SKY and will be taking a part in 2017's EXTORTION and 2018's THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE FAKIR.

We don't know what his role in the as-yet untitled BLADE RUNNER 2 will be, but we do know one thing. He's the captain now.

BLADE RUNNER 2 stars Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Dave Bautista, and Harrison Ford, returning in his original role as Rick Deckard. The screenplay is being penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, from a story by Ridley Scott and Fancher.

The film will run into theaters on October 6, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: Did you like CAPTAIN PHILLIPS?
Source: Deadline

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