Josh Brolin in Talks to Join Emily Blunt in Denis Villeneuve’s SICARIO

     May 30, 2014


Prisoners and Enemy director Denis Villeneuve continues to put together the cast for his next film, Sicario.  The pic already has Emily Blunt set in the lead as an officer from Tuscon who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries in order to track down a drug lord, and now Variety reports that Josh Brolin is in talks to co-star.  The nature of Brolin’s role is unspecified, but the cast also includes Benicio Del Toro and the recently added Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead).  Brolin will be seen later this year in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Paul Thomas Anderson’s highly anticipated Inherent Vice, and he most recently wrapped the survival drama Everest.

Hit the jump for more on Sicario and Villeneuve’s follow-up project.

I wasn’t blown away by Prisoners, but I was a big fan of Villeneuve’s twisted Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Enemy, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s put together here—especially with Blunt in the lead.  It’s unclear if Sicario will be a more “straightforward” thriller like Prisoners or if it will be a bit more cerebral like Enemy, but it’s promising all the same.

The project will also reunite Villeneuve with Prisoners cinematographer—and all-around genius—Roger Deakins, so that’s another thing to look forward to.  Filming on Sicario begins this summer, after which Villeneuve has already set his follow-up project as the sci-fi thriller Story of Your Life with Amy Adams, revolving around aliens who crash-land on Earth.


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  • Clarence Boddicker

    After watching both Prisoners and Enemy recently, I’m looking forward to anything this director Denis Villeneuve has on his slate. He immediately became one of my favorite “new” directors and I eagerly anticipate this…and that cast is not too shabby so far either! Great news.

    • Neven

      I agree. I loved both Prisoners and Enemy as well and seeing that he’s keepin’ himself very busy is great. But seriously, he literally just finished two films back-to-back, and he’s already making the next two — awesome!

      Mark my words, in ten years’ time, this guy will be one of biggest faces of Hollywood.

      • Clarence Boddicker

        Wouldn’t be surprised if that turned out to be the case at all.
        And definitely, not only is he a great director, thus far he’s a prolific one as well. Can’t beat that.

    • g

      You should watch Indendies as well.

      • g


      • Clarence Boddicker

        Yep, that’s next up on my list for sure. I recall it was nominated that year for Best Foreign film, can’t wait

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