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Sicario sequel to reunite Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin

Sicario

Story by Jack Foley

A SEQUEL to critically-acclaimed drugs thriller Sicario is in “full development”, according to the film’s producers.

What’s more, the follow-up will reunite original stars Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s producer Molly Smith said that Taylor Sheridan, the actor who also wrote the first film, will also be returning to pen the screenplay.

“We’re in full development with the studio,” she said. “ I just got a draft and we’re really excited.”

Co-producer Thad Luckinbill added that the original cast are all “on board”.

A third producer, Trent Luckinbill, then tease a little of what to expect, without giving away any firm plot details.

He commented: “You’ll see [Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin] all come back. You have such a great character with Benicio, who was as dark as he was and still so loved. That character resonates so well with audiences.

“People want to know what happened to him, so it’s a perfect foray for us to explore. Obviously, we would love it if Denis [Villeneuve] could [direct]. He’s a busy man, but he’s certainly part of the process with us right now.”

Sicario, which starred Blunt as an idealistic FBI agent who is recruited by a shadowy government agency to fight the war against drugs on the frontline, proved to be a surprise hit last year after opening to rave reviews at Cannes.

From a $30m budget, it made $80m world-wide. It also topped our list of the best films of 2015.

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