A Quiet Place: Day One Adding Lupita Nyong'o To Cast - Report

The Black Panther star is said to be in final talks to star in the next A Quiet Place film.


A Quiet Place: Day One, the upcoming prequel to the horror series, is reportedly adding Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o to its cast. A source told Deadline that Nyong'o is in "final negotiations" to star in the prequel film, which will be directed by Michael Sarnoski (Pig).

John Krasinski directed the first two A Quiet Place films and starred in the original. He came up with the idea for the prequel, but specific plot details are unknown. Given its title, Day One, the movie will probably dig into what happened the day the killer aliens came to Earth.

A Quiet Place: Part II opened with a brief glimpse at the frightening invasion day before a time-jump. According to Deadline, Krasinski is not expected to come back for the prequel, nor is star Emily Blunt.

Following a delay, Day One is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 8, 2024. Another A Quiet Place movie to be directed by Krasinski is set for release in 2025.

A Quiet Place video game is also in the works. The two A Quiet Place films have collectively grossed more than $650 million at the box office.

Nyong'o will be seen next in this month's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She won an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave and is also known for her roles in Jordan Peele's Us and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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