The upcoming sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’ now has Cillian Murphy in talks to join the cast. Should the deal close, he will play a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit.
Murphy is a frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator, with ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ and ‘Dunkirk.’ Some of his other credits include two Danny Boyle films: ’28 Days Later…’ and ‘Sunshine,’ as well as Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ and Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire.’ There’s also his role in the BBC series ‘Peaky Blinders.’ Next, he (maybe?) has Luc Beeson’s ‘Anna.’
Krasinski will also direct the (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.)
Further, the budget for the sequel will be much higher. We do not know the exact amount yet, but the original film was $17 million. Also, there will most likely be salary increases for Simmonds and Jupe.
At first, Krasinski did not even intend to write the screenplay for ‘A Quiet Place 2.’ But, he then went on to develop his story concept for the sequel, after mulling it over. Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller could have given the film to other filmmakers to write and/or direct, but Krasinski got a spark of inspiration.
Now, Krasinski’s screenplay is currently in progress, with Bryan Woods and Scott Peck also onboard to co-write the sequel. The duo 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.
However, what we do know, is that filming will begin July 8th in New York.
Paramount will release the film on May 15, 2020.