‘Inferno’ Adds Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan and More for Tom Hanks’ ‘Da Vinci Code’ Sequel
It was fairly inevitable that director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks would team up for another sequel to The Da Vinci Code, despite the largely underwhelming Angels and Demons. As Inferno finally gears up for production, the new project is certainly making a case for our interest, adding a trio of international stars to the cast, including actors from X-Men and Jurassic World.
So much for trying to shrug off Inferno, the next installment in the Da Vinci Code franchise based on the novel by Dan Brown. Howard is once again returning to direct with Hanks reprising the role of expert symbologist Robert Langdon, and Deadline reports that they’ve just added a few great co-stars to the roster: X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Omar Sy along with his upcoming Jurassic World co-star Irrfan Khan. Also joining the Inferno cast is Sidse Babett Knudsen, star of Danish crime series Borgen, as well as the recently released (and utterly impeccable) The Duke of Burgundy.
Howard is directing from David Koepp’s script, skipping over the third book in the Da Vinci Code series (The Lost Symbol) and moving directly to Inferno, the fourth. In the sequel, an amnesiac Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with no recollection of how he arrived there. He enlists the help of a doctor to recover his memories in an effort to stop a criminal’s insidious plan to unleash a Dante’s Inferno-inspired plague on the world.
Khan has been cast as Harry Sims, aka The Provost, while Sy is portraying a character named Christoph Bruder and Knudsen will star as Dr. Elizabeth Sinksey, the head of the World Health Organization. Production on the sequel begins in April, with plans to release the film on October 14, 2016.