Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of “A Quiet Place 2” following the exit of Brian Tyree Henry over scheduling conflicts, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
In June, TheWrap exclusively reported that Henry was in negotiations to join Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe in the sequel for which John Krasinski is also writing the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Henry is currently currently juggling projects: he is filming the Untitled Lila Neugebauer Project alongside Jennifer Lawrence and is in post-production for “The Woman in the Window” and “The Outside Story.” He was recently cast in Marvel’s “The Eternals,” which is set to start production this fall. He will also star in “Atlanta” next season but that will only start filming next spring.
“A Quiet Place” starred Krasinski, Blunt, Jupe and Simmonds and grossed just over $340 million at the global box office. Since then, the film has won several awards, including the Critics’ Choice for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Blunt. Krasinski also wrote the screenplay.
The film was about a family that has to live in complete silence, otherwise, creatures will hunt them. Even the most normal tasks become daunting: eating dinner with the family, playing board games or going fishing makes the characters fear for their lives.
Hounsou was last seen in “Shazam!” and “Captain Marvel,” and he is currently filming the TV series “What If…” He is in post-production for “Charlie’s Angels,” “The King’s Man” and “Blazing Samurai.” The actor is represented by CAA, Elevate Artist Management and The Safran Company.
Deadline first reported the news.