Cillian Murphy in talks to join A Quiet Place sequel
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, 28 Days Later) has entered talks to join the cast of the sequel to A Quiet Place. Murphy joins Emily Blunt and stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe for the sequel, described as “a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit.”
John Krasinski will return to write and direct the film, having stepped into the director’s chair and in front of the camera for the first movie.
In the modern horror thriller, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. The film has minimal dialogue, because silence is survival.
The upcoming sequel is expected to have a bigger budget for the compared to the first film, which only cost around $17 million to make and grossed over $340 million globally.
A Quiet Place is produced by Michael Bay (Transformers) and his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (Ouija, The Purge, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), from a spec script by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck which was rewritten by Krasinski. The sequel is currently slated to hit theaters on May 15, 2020.