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How can writer-director John Krasinski top the incredible success of A Quiet Place? By weaving Peaky Blinders‘s Cillian Murphy into the sequel, it seems.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy is “in talks” to join Emily Blunt in the follow-up to Krasinski’s huge horror hit, which grossed more than $340m globally last year – an impressive return from a production budget of just $17m.

Real-life husband and wife, Krasinski and Blunt, starred in the original movie as the parents of a family struggling to survive in a treacherous post-apocalyptic world. To avoid being attacked by blind extraterrestrial creatures with super-acute hearing, they must try to remain silent at all times.

Child stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are also reprising their roles from the first movie. Murphy is understood to be playing “a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit,” which suggests his presence may not be entirely beneficial to them.

Krasinski is due to start shooting this summer for a May 15, 2020 release.

In the meantime, Murphy will be seen in the eagerly-anticipated fifth season of Peaky Blinders, which is due to air sometime this year. He’s also completed work on Anna, an upcoming crime thriller film from writer-director Luc Besson in which he co-stars opposite Dame Helen Mirren and Luke Evans.

Are you excited for a second visit to A Quiet Place?

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By Nick Levine