Nia Long and Corinne Foxx to star in 47 Meters Down sequel
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nia Long (Are We There Yet?) and Corinne Foxx have signed on for leading roles in Entertainment Studios‘ upcoming survival thriller 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, the sequel to 2017’s 47 Meters Down. In addition to Long and Fox, John Corbett, Sophie Nelisse, Sistine Stallone, Brianne Tju, Davi Santos and Khylin Rhambo have also been cast in the film.
Long is best known for her role in Will Smith’s TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and in the romantic comedy 2004 film Alfie which had earned her a nomination at the BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film. The sequel will mark Foxx’s feature film debut as an actress. She is known as the daughter of Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx.
Following in the footsteps of the original, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (previously titled 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter) is a deep-sea horror/thriller, directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Other Side of the Door), from a script he is co-writing with his 47 Meters Down co-writer, Ernest Riera. James Harris, Mark Lane, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones of The Fyzz Facility are producing film. Altitude Film Sales, the sales agent on 47 Meters Down and instrumental in realising the project, will be executive producers on the sequel.
47 Meters Down: Uncaged takes place in the backpacking mecca of Brazil, against the backdrop of the country’s vibrant culture, party atmosphere and beautiful beaches. A group of five girls from different backgrounds and countries are united by their lust for life and adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. Looking to get off the well-worn tourist trail, they hear about a hidden underwater ruin from a local guide and seize the opportunity to discover their own Atlantis beneath the turquoise waves. Unbeknownst to them, the caves where the forgotten city lies are not completely uninhabited, and as they swim deeper into the submerged labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean.
47 Meters Down: Uncaged is scheduled to hit the theaters on June 28, 2019.
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