Emily Blunt to Headline Crime Thriller Sicario

Posted by at 12:01 am on April 3, 2014

Emily BluntEmily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Looper) is set to headline director Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies, Prisoners) next feature, a crime thriller titled Sicario, Variety reports.

Sicario (the Spanish word for “hitman”), was written by actor/scribe Taylor Sheridan and follows an Arizona police officer who heads across the Mexican border to take down a drug lord.

Villeneuve has been very busy as of late. He immediately followed Prisoners with Enemy, starring Melanie Laurent and, in dual roles, Jake Gyllenhaal. He’ll shoot Sicario before tackling the sci-fi tale Story of Your Life which, earlier today, named Amy Adams as its lead. Blunt, meanwhile, can be seen coming up in Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow and Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods.

Black Label Media’s Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith and Thad and Trent Luckinbill will produce Sicario alongside Edward McDonnell.

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