Jared Leto joins cast for Blade Runner sequel
Jared Leto has joined the cast for the hugely anticipated sequel to Blade Runner.
The sequel to the iconic sci-fi thriller will star a returning Harrison Ford along with Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ryan Gosling as well as Leto.
Denis Villeneuve, best known for his work on Sicario and Prisoners, has taken Ridley Scott's place in the director's chair, working from a script by Alien: Covenant scribe Michael Green and original co-writer Hampton Fancher.
It's not known what role Leto will take as plot details are being kept secret, but it is known that the new story will be set a number of decades after the completion of the original movie. Shooting on the sequel will get underway latet this month.
Earlier this year the sequel was brought forward, it originally was due to hit cinemas on January 12th in 2018, but has now moved up to October 6th in 2017.
Released in 1982, the original movie was set in a dystopian Los Angeles told the story of Ford's Rick Deckard, a man who hunts down genetically engineered androids visually indistinguishable from adult humans known as replicants.
Leto is currently in cinemas with a starring role in Suicide Squad, which is avaiable to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray and Steelbook exclusive to hmv on the right-hand side of the page.