Brian Tyree Henry
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The first ‘A Quiet Place’ didn’t have a very big cast, with only five humans appearing in the whole thing.  But the sequel, to also be directed by John Krasinski, looks to be expanding the world.  In early April, it was announced that Cillian Murphy was in talks to join the cast.  Now comes word that Brian Tyree Henry is also in negotiations.


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Henry has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, one for his supporting role as ‘Paperboi’ on ‘Atlanta’, and another for his guest appearance on ‘This is Us’.  Henry’s star is rapidly rising, as he has recently appeared in films such as ‘Hotel Artemis’, ‘White Boy Rick’, ‘Widows’, and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’.  He also provided the voice of Miles’ father, Jefferson Davis in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, and will appear in the upcoming horror movie ‘Child’s Play’.  He also has roles in some upcoming potential hits like ‘Super Intelligence’, ‘Joker’, and ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’.

Should Henry sign on officially, in addition to Murphy, he will join Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds, returning from the first movie.

Murphy’s role is described as a stranger with “mysterious intentions.”  Nothing is known about Henry’s role.

The first movie was a breakout hit, made for just $17M and raking in $340M at the global box office.  That film, Krasinski’s feature directing debut, depicted the Abbott family, struggling to survive in a world that has been overrun by aliens who are attracted to sound.  For the sequel, which Krasinski also wrote, it is believed that the Abbotts would discover who was on the other end of the fires shown in the first picture.  (Every evening, the human survivors would light fires to signal the others that they were still alive.)

‘A Quiet Place 2’ will open on March 20, 2020.


Source: Cinema Blend