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August 18, 2016

Jared Leto Joins Ryan Gosling in ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel


Rebecca Ford / The Hollywood Reporter

Fresh off his performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto has joined the Blade Runner sequel.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas. Denis Villeneuve is directing the Alcon Entertainment project, which is slated to be released October 6, 2017 via Warner Bros.

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Cynthia Sikes Yorkin is producing along with Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove and Bud Yorkin. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEOs of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers alongside Ridley Scott and Bill Carraro.

Leto, who also performs as a musician and singer in band Thirty Seconds to Mars, was most recently seen inSuicide Squad and won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club.