Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard has officially revealed the cast for Inferno, the third movie in his Da Vinci Code trilogy based on the books of author Dan Brown.
The previous two movies, 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons, starred two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the lead, and the actor again reprises his role as Robert Langdon for the trilogy-maker. The second movie was actually Hanks’ first ever live-action sequel, believe it or not (he of course voiced the character Woody in Pixar’s Toy Story animated features and shorts), which naturally makes Inferno his first live-action trilogy.
You can see who else Howard has announced for the cast below.
Here’s Howard’s announcement from his Facebook page:
I’m excited to exclusively announce the cast of #InfernoMovie! Please welcome Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Sidse Babett Knudsen as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, Omar Sy as Christoph Bruder, Irrfan Khan as Harry Sims “The Provost,” and of course, Tom Hanks returning as Robert Langdon.
Jones is a current Academy Award nominee for her work in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, in which she stars alongside fellow nominee Eddie Redmayne. She has also starred in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Tempest, Like Crazy, Hysteria, Breathe In, and the upcoming True Story. The actress was also recently reported to be in talks for a role in Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie.
Khan is known for his roles in Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, Slumdog Millionaire, A Mighty Heart, and The Darjeeling Limited. He can also be seen in this summer’s highly anticipated Jurassic World.
Sy has appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he played Bishop. He’s also known for Micmacs, The Intouchables, and Mood Indigo. Sy also has a role with Khan in Jurassic World.
Babett Knudsen has starred in Borgen, Let’s Get Lost, After the Wedding, and Speed Walking.
Howard’s trilogy has jumped around a bit when it comes to Brown’s original books. The Da Vinci Code was the first movie, based on Brown’s second book to feature the Robert Langdon character. The first book was Angels & Demons, which became the second movie, reworked to be a sequel instead of a prequel. Howard and Hanks were getting ready to make the next sequel based on the third book in the series, The Lost Symbol, once upon a time, but it was ultimately decided to skip that one and move right to the fourth book, Inferno, for the third movie. Got that?
Inferno is currently planned for release sometime in 2016.
You can see some actor introduction images over at Howard’s Facebook page.