Two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blood Diamond) has come on board, replacing actor Brian Tyree Henry in a starring role. Tyree, whose credits include Atlanta, Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk, was forced to leave the planned film due to scheduling issues.
Plot details are being kept under wraps for the sequel, which is expected to expand the world that we were introduced to in the first film. Krasinski will be back in the director’s chair and is this time the sole writer of the screenplay. Blunt returns in a starring role with a cast also includes Noah Jupe and Cillian Murphy. The film is scheduled to open in US cinemas on March 20, 2020.
Hounsou has some big titles on the way. After recently being seen in Captain Marvel and Shazam!, the actor’s pipeline includes Kingsman prequel The King’s Man, a Marvel series titled What If…? and he’s one of the Bosleys in the new Charlie’s Angels.