BLADE RUNNER 2 casts rising star Mackenzie Davis
Mackenzie Davis joins an all-star cast including Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright
The long-anticipated BLADE RUNNER sequel has been consistently adding actors to its increasingly all-star cast. And director Denis Villeneuve (PRISONERS, ENEMY, SICARIO) has added a rising Canadian actress to the mix, joining the previously announced Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, and Robin Wright. Mackenzie Davis, who has had parts in last year’s Oscar-nominated blockbuster THE MARTIAN as well as the culty FREAKS OF NATURE and THE F WORD — for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress — has joined the film a mystery role. Though almost all of the roles are mystery roles at this point as the plot is being kept under the tightest of wraps!
BLADE RUNNER 2 is set to begin shooting next month with an eye on a 2017 release.
Another Canadian actress, Shay Mitchell, best known for her 7-year role on the teen thriller PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, has signed on to star in the horror flick CADAVER. The Toronto native will play a recovering ex-cop who, after a series of murders, must confront an evil entity. After dealing with the plot twists and villains of PLL, Mitchell should know her way around an evil entity!
Though PLL was supposed to end after Season 7 (premiering later this month), there has been talk from both Mitchell and the showrunner, I. Marlene King, that there may be either an eighth season or a TV-movie.