Purge Sequel Grows with Three New Cast Additions
Last week it was announced that Frank Grillo would be playing the lead in Universal's sequel to this year's The Purge, and today the cast has been filled out with a handful of fresh new faces. Read on for the scoop!
THR reports that Michael K. Williams (pictured; "Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire"), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"), and Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) will all be joining Grillo in the film though no details have been revealed with regard to what characters they will each be playing.
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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