Ben Foster Joins Inferno

He's got a dangerous idea...

Ben Foster Joins Inferno

by James White |
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The cast of Ron Howard’s latest dip into the works on Dan Brown, Inferno, is expanding rapidly as the director prepares to roll the cameras starting next month. Ben Foster is the latest name added to the roster{ =nofollow}.

Inferno finds Tom Hanks’ symbologist Robert Langdon in Italy, grappling with amnesia and a chilling puzzle revolving around Dante’s Inferno. He’ll face a new and cunning adversary and an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. And he’ll need the help of doctor Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), who aids him in recovering his memories even as they head out on his latest quest.

Sidse Babett Knudsen, best known here as the star of Danish crime drama Borgen (and recently on cinema screens in The Duke Of Burgundy), will be Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organisation, who hires Langdon to prevent the spread of a deadly virus. Omar Sy is aboard to play Christoph Bruder, the head of the team send to track down Langdon after Sinskey loses contact with him, while Irrfan Khan is on as the mysterious man known as 'The Provost', who doesn’t exactly have our hero’s best interests at heart.

Foster is set to play a scientist named in the book as Bertrand Zobrist, a genius obsessed with the Inferno and planning to release that virus. The bounder!

Howard and his cast and crew will be shooting in Europe, working from a script by David Koepp, with an October 14, 2016 release pencilled in.

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