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Emily Blunt to star in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario

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Story by Jack Foley

EMILY Blunt is to star in the thriller Sicario, which will mark Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up to Prisoners.

The film, based on a script by Taylor Sheridan, follows an officer from Arizona who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.

Villeneuve will shoot the movie this summer (2014) prior to taking on the sci-fi epic Story of Your Life, which currently has Amy Adams in advanced negotations to star. According to Variety, that film is due to commence shooting in early 2015.

Blunt will shortly be seen starring alongside Tom Cruise in the sci-fi blockbuster The Edge of Tomorrow and also has Disney’s Into The Woods, which is due for US release on Christmas Day

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