Last year, A Quiet Place took the world by storm. The surprise hit earned $340 million worldwide on a budget of around $17 million, and earned extremely positive reviews from critics and audiences. So, there wasn't much surprise when a sequel was green-lit! John Krasinski returns to direct and write the sequel, but this time the Abbott family will be joined by a new face: Cillian Murphy.
A Quiet Place was a horror film set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the remaining survivors of humanity had to remain in complete silence in order to hide from carnivorous creatures who hunt solely by sound. The film followed the Abbotts, who must find a way to survive and raise their family in a dangerous world. John Kransinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt starred as the patriarch and matriarch, while Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe played their children.
Blunt, Simmonds, and Jupe are all reprising their roles for the sequel, and they will be joined by a new face. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop and they report that Cillian Murphy is in talks to join the horror sequel. Details of the role remain under wraps but he is apparently playing a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family.
Cillian Murphy is a frequent collaborator of Christopher Nolan. The actor is perhaps best known for playing the Scarecrow in the acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy. He has also appeared in Nolan films such as Inception and 2017's war drama Dunkirk. You can currently find Murphy playing crime boss Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, a historical crime drama from BBC.
Cillian Murphy is a very solid addition to the cast and it'll be interesting to see how he fits into the family dynamic that was the heart of the first film. There were no other characters other than the family, so I'm interested to see how the cast will expand in the sequel.
Plot details on the sequel are being kept as silent as the characters in the movie. There's no word on what the story will be, but it's being written by John Krasinski, so he must have thought up a story worthy enough to return for a sequel. I'm curious to know where things go for the surviving Abbotts. They figured out a pretty successful way to kill the monsters at the end, so are they still a source of danger or are humans the threat now?
A Quiet Place 2 is being prepped for a summer shoot, so hopefully we will start learning some more details soon! It's slated to hit theaters on May 15, 2020, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates. In the meantime, stay up to date on all the movies that are coming your way this year with our 2019 movie release guide.