Actress Ana de Armas lands leading role in Blade Runner sequel

Cuban beauty Ana de Armas has been cast as the upcoming Blade Runner sequel’s leading lady.
The Knock Knock actress joins the already star-studded cast of the long-awaited follow-up to the sci-fi thriller, in which Harrison Ford will reprise his role as robot hunter Rick Deckard.
Executives of Alcon Entertainment announced the latest casting news on Thursday (21Apr16), praising de Armas in a statement which reads: “We think Ana is one of the most exciting, up-and-coming international actors in the world today, and we are thrilled she will be playing such an important part in this sequel.”
She joins a cast which also includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista.
Blade Runner 2 is the latest high-profile project for De Armas, who can be seen in two films hitting cinemas in August (16) – director Todd Phillips’ action-comedy War Dogs, and boxing drama Hands of Stone with Edgar Ramirez.
De Armas’ casting news comes a day after Alcon bosses announced they were moving the Blade Runner sequel release date up three months – it will now hit U.S. screens on 6 October, 2017.