Catherine Keener joins Sicario sequel Soldado

Catherine Keener attends the Elephant Song premiere

by James White |
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Last year, word broke that stylish, tough-hearted cartel battling drama Sicario had spawned a sequel, one focused on Benicio Del Toro's shadowy enforcer and Josh Brolin's line-crossing CIA agent. While Emily Blunt will not be returning, Catherine Keener has been cast as Brolin's boss.

With Stefano Sollima taking over the directorial reins from Denis Villeneuve and writer Taylor Sheridan once more providing the script, the new movie shifts the focus from the drug trade to another dangerous aspect of the smuggling operations between Mexico and the US – the fact that terrorists can use the network of tunnels and other routes to make their way into America.

Del Toro's Alejandro Gillick and Brolin's Matt Graver will once more be bending the rules to fight back, while Keener's senior agent has to navigate the tricky grey area in which they work.

Keener has worked on Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals and family drama Little Pink House She'll also be seen in Jordan Peele's directorial debut, horror movie Get Out, which will be scaring UK audiences from 17 March.

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