Fresh off of supporting roles in Captain Marvel and Shazam!, Djimon Hounsou has officially joined the cast of A Quiet Place Part II, replacing Brian Tyree Henry.
Henry (Atlanta), who was originally slated for a starring role in the upcoming sequel, has dropped out of the project citing scheduling conflicts. Hounsou steps into the role alongside franchise veterans Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Milicent Simmons.
Written and directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place (2018) grossed over $340 million at the worldwide box office. Additionally, the film was critically renowned with an approval rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Awards academies also took notice of the genre-bending film with Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations. Paramount Pictures was quick to greenlight a sequel following the overwhelming response to the project.
It was previously reported that Cillian Murphy was cast in the sequel earlier this year.
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A Quiet Place Part II for a May 15, 2020