The Purge 2 Cast Updated

Michael K. Williams

Original writer-director James DeMonaco is returning for the sequel and Frank Grillo has already been announced as its star, but today, four more actors have been announced via The Hollywood Reporter as Michael K. Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”), Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle) and Kiele Sanchez join the cast.

Williams is probably best known among the new cast members for his roles on two hit HBO dramas, creating memorable characters like Omar Little and Chalky White, plus he appears in Steve McQueen’s highly-acclaimed 12 Years a Slave and will appear in next year’s RoboCop reboot.

The sequel will take place in the same world as the first movie where once a year, there is a 12-hour period where all crimes are allowed, basically to allow the population to “get it out of their system.”

Universal Pictures have already set the date for the sequel as Friday, June 20, 2014 with DeMonaco and Blum once again joined by producers Sebastien Lemercier and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.

Made for a budget of $3 million, the original movie starring Ethan Hawke went on to gross $89.3 million worldwide.