Uma Thurman (Kill Bill) and Henry Golding (Rich and crazy Asians) joined the cast of the highly anticipated Netflix and Skydance comic sequel, The Old Guard 2. They are intended to star alongside returning cast members Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
One of Netflix’s most popular movies to date with 186 million hours of viewing in the first 28 days of release, The Old Guard premiered on the streamer in July of 2020. The film based on the graphic novel series created by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández followed a secret team of immortal mercenaries who were suddenly exposed, fighting to keep their identity secret just like a unexpected new member discovered. Details on the sequel’s plot have so far been kept under wraps, but the project appears to be gaining momentum, with its first castings since its initial announcement in August last year.
While Gina Prince-Bythewood directed The Old Guard, Victoria Mahoney stepped in to direct the sequel to the Rucka script. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will produce for Skydance, along with Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix for Denver and Delilah, Marc Evans for Marc Evans Productions and Prince-Bythewood. Rucka is the executive producer.
Thurman is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner best known for his roles in films, including dangerous relationships, Pulp Fiction, Batman and Robin, Cat, Sweet and low, Kill Bill: vol. 1 & 2, The producers, Nymphomaniac: vol. 1 & 2 And The house Jack built, among many others. She most recently played Arianna Huffington on the Showtime series Super pumped: the battle for Ubere will soon also be seen in the dark and comic thriller The killing roomhe is producing, as well as Prime Video’s romantic comedy Red, white and royal bluebased on Casey McQuiston’s beloved bestseller of the same name.
Best known for his role as Nick Young in Warner Bros. ‘ Rich and crazy AsiansGolding will also soon be seen in Jane Austen’s adaptation of Carrie Cracknell Persuasion, with Dakota Johnson, Suki Waterhouse and Richard E. Grant; Camille Delamarre’s action shot Assassin Club, with Sam Neill and Noomi Rapace; the Paramount animated film The Tiger’s Apprentice; and the play by Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Owl of the center for Sony.
Thurman is represented by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment, Jonathan Sanders & Co and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Golding of CAA, Megan Silverman Management and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.