Robin Wright Considering Role In Blade Runner Sequel with Ryan

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Robin Wright
‘House of Cards: Series 3’ TV Programme launch, London, Britain – 26 Feb 2015

Robin Wright is moving around from political drama to superhero drama to now sci-fi drama. Wright is currently starring on House of Cards, which just premiered its fourth season on Netflix. She will then appear next as an Amazon warrior in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming Wonder Woman movie.

Now, the former Princess Bride is in final negotiations to join the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

Sicario director Denis Villeneuve is helming the untitled sequel, and Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard, but the studio is keeping details about the story — and Gosling and Wright’s characters — under wraps, according to EW.

Hampton Fancher and Michael Green penned the sequel’s script, which picks up several decades after Ridley Scott’s 1982 original.

The original film, based on the 1968 Philip K. Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,” starred Ford as an ex-police officer tracking down escaped genetically engineered replicants who had returned to Earth illegally in order to extend their four-year life spans. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Principal photography is set to begin in July 2016, and Warner Bros. will release the film in North American theaters on Jan. 12, 2018.

In House of Cards, U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics. A number of real-life media figures make cameo appearances.

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