EXCLUSIVE: Isabela Moner has joined Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Catherine Keener in Soldado, the Stefano Sollima-directed sequel to the 2015 film Sicario. Taylor Sheridan penned the screenplay for both installments.
The follow-up focuses on Alejandro Gillick (Del Toro), the shadowy, Man on Fire-like protagonist and CIA agent Matt Graver (Brolin), who in the first film established themselves as hellbent on hunting down cartel kingpins, no matter what. Moner plays the stubborn daughter of the drug cartel leader that becomes the center of Matt and Alejandro‘s undercover operation to provoke a war that her daddy will surely lose.
Black Label’s Molly Smith and Thad and Trent Luckinbill are producing along with Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, and Edward McDonnell.
Next, the young actress will co-star in another franchise sequel, Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which hits theaters June 23. Moner recently starred in the Nickelodeon 90s game show inspired film Legends Of The Hidden Temple and appeared in CBS Films live-action/animated hybrid pic Middle School: Worst Years of My Life. She is repped by CAA.