Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Trio Joins Tom Hanks For "Inferno"

Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy have joined the cast of the third film featuring the Robert Langdon character in author Dan Brown's series says Variety.

Star Tom Hanks and filmmaker Ron Howard are set to reunite here. The pair already turned "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" into films but they have opted to skip the in the works adaptation of the book "The Lost Symbol" in favor of Brown's novel called "Inferno".

This time Langdon wakes up in hospital with amnesia, various brutal mercenaries out to kill him, and a mysterious madman seemingly intent on unleashing a pandemic on the world. The key to this riddle lies within an artist's rendering of Dante's Inferno

Oscar nominee Felicity Jones will play Sienna Brooks, a doctor attempting to help Langdon recover.

Khan has been cast as Harry Sims (aka. The Provost), Sy will play Christoph Bruder, and Knudsen will portray Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization.

Talks are underway with several other internationally recognized actors for key roles.

"Angels" scribe David Koepp returns as well to pen the adapted script.

 Brian Grazer produces the film with Howard.

Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter. will executive produce.

Production begins in April. Sony Pictures has pushed back the release date. The film was initially set to open December 18th 2015 opposite "Star Wars: Episode VII". Instead, it has been delayed by almost a full year and will now hit screens on October 14th 2016.

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