Full cast confirmed for Dan Brown's Inferno, Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones to star
Tom Hanks and The Theory Of Everything's Felicity Jones will lead the cast of Inferno, the third instalment based on the Dan Brown novel series that began with The Da Vinci Code.
Hanks will reprise his role as Professor Robert Langdon, who in this instalment awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Once out, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.
Jones will play Brooks, while Life of Pi actor Irrfan Khan will play Harry Sims. Also confirmed for the movie are X-Men: Days of Future Past and future Jurassic World star Omar Sy, who will play Christoph Bruder and Borgen's Sidse Babett Knudsen, who is to portray Dr Elizabeth Sinskey, head of the World Health Organisation.
Speaking about the casting, director Ron Howard said: ""For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon's life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he's trying to prevent. Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries. They are phenomenal talents and we can't wait to get started."
Tom Hanks has played Langdon twice before, in 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels And Demons, between them the films have grossed over a billion dollars at the box office.
Howard, who will once be behind the camera on Inferno, is currently preparing his new epic In The Heart Of The Sea for a March 2015 release, while Hanks will next be seen in A Hologram For The King, a new adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel of the same name.