The first tidbit of casting news for Universal’s sequel to their highly successful flick, The Purge has arrived as Frank Grillo has been tapped to lead the cast through another night of absolute mayhem. Hopefully all parties concerned will get it right this time.
James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel to his hit film The Purge for Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to produce. Look for “the next chapter of The Purge” in theatres on June 20, 2014.
In the original film starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, and Max Burkholder, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.
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