Wonder Woman & House of Cards Star Robin Wright Joins Blade Runner 2 Cast

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Robin Wright has joined the cast of Blade Runner 2 with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Wright is one of my favorite actresses right now; she was great as Claire in Netflix's House of Cards, and just recently, we saw a first look of her in costume in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. We still don't know whether or not she will play a Replicant, and they haven't released a lot of plot details about the film yet, but Ridley Scott did describe what the opening scene may be like.

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) replaced Ridley Scott to direct the film, and RogerDeakins will be the cinematographer for the movie. Shooting will begin on July, and it's set to be released on January 12, 2018.

Check out the full press release via /Film below:

LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH 31, 2016 – Golden Globe winner Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016 and the film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America, Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
The film 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, as well as Wright's character, are not being revealed.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce.
Wright's upcoming projects include Wonder Woman from director Patty Jenkins (Monster) where she will star alongside Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious franchise). She can currently be seen on season 4 of House of Cards where she reprises her Golden Globe winning role as Claire Underwood.