Barkhad Abdi Joins ‘Blade Runner 2’

Barkhad Abdi, the Somali-American actor who shot to fame when his acting debut in 2013’s Captain Phillips earned him a Supporting Actor BAFTA win and Oscar nomination, has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel.

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Image: Captain Phillips (2013)

Abdi joins Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and the returning Harrison Ford in the movie that is set for an October 2017 release date.

Filming begins in July but Abdi’s role remains a mystery.

Source: THR

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