The latest movie instalment of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels, Inferno, has announced its latest casting news.
The Theory of Everything and Brit-It Girl Felicity Jones has been confirmed for the role of Dr Sienna Brooks. She will be joined by Irrfan Khan, from Life of Pi, who will take on Harry Sims (The Provost).
Inferno follows on from movies The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. It will see the return of central character, Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist. Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Teaming up with Brooks, he aims to recover his lost memory and stop the release of a worldwide plague which is connected to a 14th century poem by Dante of the same name.
Joining them will be Omar Sy, who we saw in X-Men: Days of Future Past as Christoph Bruder, as well as Borgen‘s Sidse Babett Knudsen as Dr Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organisation. Tom Hanks will, of course, reprise his role of Langdon and Ron Howard returns to the helm of this latest instalment.
Howard has said of his international cast, “For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon’s life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he’s trying to prevent.”
He went on to say, “Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries. They are phenomenal talents and we can’t wait to get started.”
In the book series, Inferno is actually the 4th story. The third, The Lost Symbol, did in fact begin pre-production, however, for reasons unknown, it was put on the back burner.
Inferno is scheduled to open October 2016.