Lennie James is joining the cast of the Blade Runner sequel, which ss set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford returning to play Rick Deckard. The cast also includes Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista. Still no character or plot details from producer Alcon Entertainment.

Denis Villeneuve is directing the script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, after the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novella. The pic still has an October 6, 2017 release date via Warner Bros.

James, whose credits include the 2014 James Brown biopic Get On Up and Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, is repped by UTA and Lasher Group.