A Quiet Place: Day One adds Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn to the cast

A couple weeks ago, it was announced that Lupita Nyong’o, who won an Oscar for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, delivered a memorable villain performance in the Jordan Peele horror movie Us, and can be seen in this month’s blockbuster release Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was in final negotiations to star in the A Quiet Place spin-off A Quiet Place: Day One. Now Deadline reports that Joseph Quinn, who recently earned a huge fan following through his performance as Eddie Munson in the most recent season of Stranger Things, is in negotiations to take a leading role in A Quiet Place: Day One alongside Nyong’o.

Paramount has the film scheduled for a March 8, 2024 theatrical release.

Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special) was attached to write and direct A Quiet Place: Day One for a while, but when he dropped out he was replaced by Pig director Michael Sarnoski. Details on this spin-off and the role Nyong’o will be playing are being kept under wraps. The story does take place in the same world established in the first two movies, but apparently doesn’t involve the Abbott family, the characters we followed through the two movies directed by John Krasinski.

Deadline’s sources said that after seeing Pig and being blown away by the film, Krasinski was quick to put Sarnoski on the short list of directors to take a meeting for the project. While insiders say Sarnoski’s vision for the film was still his own and different from what Krasinski had done with the first two, he still gave a pitch that fit the tone of the world they had created and felt he was the perfect fit for their next installment.

Krasinski is producing A Quiet Place: Day One under his Sunday Night banner, while Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller produce through their company Platinum Dunes. Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger serves as executive producer.

Quinn’s other credits include BBC One’s Howards End mini-series and BBC One’s Les Miserables.

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Source: Deadline

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