Actress Carla Juri has been tapped for a role in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER alongside Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
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 not being revealed.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce. Bill Carraro will executive produce.
Born in Switzerland, Juri grew up bilingual and studied acting in Los Angeles and London. She made her professional debut in Cihan Inan's 180º for which she won the Swiss Film Prize for Best Supporting Actress. She received American industry attention following the 2014 Sundance Film Festival premiere of the critically acclaimed German film Wetlands from director David Wnendt, and returned to Sundance in 2016 with the well-received comedic drama Morris From America, from director Chad Hartigan and co-starring Craig Robinson (This is the End), premiering this fall via A24.
Juri is repped by Anonymous Content, UTA and Curtis Brown.