The Blade Runner sequel is getting a major new addition — Robin Wright, who currently stars as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, is in final negotiations to join the cast, according to Variety and The Wrap. Wright's role is unknown, but she joins a cast featuring Ryan Gosling as the lead and Harrison Ford reprising his role as replicant hunter Deckard. The sequel is set several decades after the original film, which depicted a futuristic, dystopian vision of Los Angeles in 2019.
The untitled film is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) and has Roger Deakins (Skyfall, No Country for Old Men) on board as cinematographer. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher is co-writing the script with Michael Green based on a story idea developed with Ridley Scott, who directed the first film and is executive-producing the sequel. It started shooting earlier this year and is set for a release on January 12th, 2018.