Jared Leto joins Ryan Gosling in 'Blade Runner' sequel

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Jared Leto Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel

Fresh off his performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto has joined the Blade Runner sequel.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas. Denis Villeneuve is directing the Alcon Entertainment project, which is slated to be released October 6, 2017 via Warner Bros.

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

Cynthia Sikes Yorkin is producing along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin also will produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO's of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott and Bill Carraro will also executive produce.

Leto who, also performs as a musician as the frontman in band Thirty Seconds To Mars, was most recently seen in Suicide Squad, and won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club.

Read more: 'Suicide Squad': Jared Leto Teases Joker Scenes That Were Cut From the Movie

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