Denis Villeneuve’s cartel thriller Sicario was one of the best movie of 2015 and now it is getting a sequel. THR reports it will star Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin with Benicio Del Toro.
Molly Smith: We’re in full development with the studio. I just got a draft [of a script from writer Taylor Sheridan], and we’re really excited.
Thad Luckinbill: We’ve circulated it to the reps, and everybody [from the cast of the original is] on board.
Trent Luckinbill: Taylor’s a really great world-builder. He’s got that kind of modern Western voice, which is in vogue right now. And he did it again [with the sequel]. It’s a great big world. We can’t reveal the plot, but you’ll see [Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin] all come back. You have such a great character with Benicio, who was as dark as he was and still so loved. That character resonates so well with audiences. People want to know what happened to him, so it’s a perfect foray for us to explore. Obviously we would love it if Denis could [direct]. He’s a busy man, but he’s certainly part of the process with us right now.