John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place 2’ Adds Djimon Hounsou to Cast, Replacing Brian Tyree Henry

Aug 12, 2019

The upcoming sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’ now has Djimon Hounsou onboard, replacing Brian Tyree Henry (‘Atlanta,’ ‘Widows’). Scheduling issues caused the exit from Henry, likely due to his commitment to Lila Neugebauer’s upcoming A24 film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Hounsou has been thriving in the two biggest comic book movie franchises right now: the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. For Marvel, he played Korath the Pursuer in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Captain Marvel.’ For DC, he portrayed King Ricou in ‘Aquaman’ and the Wizard in ‘Shazam.’ Next, he will appear in Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and Matthew Vaughn’s ‘The King’s Man.’ Also, he will reprise the role of Korath in the ‘What If…?’ animated Disney+ series, premiering summer 2021.

Meanwhile, John Krasinski will be returning to direct the (currently untitled) sequel, just like the first time around.

But, Krasinski is not the only one returning, as his wife (both on-screen and in real life) Emily Blunt will reprise her role from the first movie. The capacity of Blunt’s role is unknown, as it could be anything from leading, supporting, to a cameo appearance. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, who portrayed the children in the first film, will also return. (Their role capacities are also unknown.)

Cillian Murphy (‘Free Fire,’ ‘Peaky Blinders’) will play a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit.

The screenplay is from Krasinski, as well as Bryan Woods and Scott Peck, who wrote the original spec script for the first ‘A Quiet Place.’

It is possible, due to Krasinski’s tease on social media, that the sequel could have the title of ‘A Quiet Place: Part II.’ But as of now, we do not know.

Additionally, the crew comprises of:

  • Cinematographer Polly Morgan (‘Legion,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky’)
  • Costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Ready Player One’)
  • Production designer Jess Gonchor (‘Hail, Caesar!,’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’)
  • Visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar (‘Transformers: The Last Knight,’ ‘A Quiet Place’)

Further, filming is currently underway in New York, with a wrap date of September 6th, as we at the GWW reported back in June.

Paramount will release the film on March 20, 2020.

Source: Deadline