Djimon Hounsou joins Quiet Place 2 cast following Brian Tyree Henry’s exit

Guardians of the Galaxy star Djimon Honsou is taking the place of Brian Tyree Henry after his exit from A Quiet Place 2.

A Quiet Place, written, directed and starred in by John Krasinski is arguably one of the best movies of 2018. The horror flick earned was widely critically acclaimed and became a success in the global box office. It raked in a total of USD340.9 million worldwide against its production budget of just USD17 million. It’s success ultimately paved the way to a sequel that’s currently in production for Paramount pictures. It is scheduled for a March 2020 release.

Spoiler alert for the first film! Krasinski’s character died sacrificing his life in the original 2018 film. Now, he’ll be able to focus on directing his former co-stars Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds who are reprising their roles in the sequel. Aside from Hounsou, joining the cast is acclaimed actor Cillian Murphy in a mystery role.

The last-minute swap in the movie’s ensemble cast follows Henry’s decision to drop the project due to scheduling conflicts as reported by Deadline.

Plot details for the sequel are being kept closely under wraps. Krasinski previously teased that we should expect something different from a “typical” sequel but has kept mum on everything else. The upcoming sequel is expected to explore more about the fictional world of A Quiet Place. With Krasinski’s directing prowess matched by the theatrical talents of Blunt, Murphy, and Hounsou, the sequel is definitely worth looking forward to.

Ben Hornery
Ben Hornery
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.
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