Omar Sy Joins Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy star in Inferno
Tom Hanks in a scene from Angels & Demons (Photo Credit: © Columbia Pictures

Oscar winner Tom Hanks will be reprising his role as Robert Langdon for the third time with a starring role in Inferno, based on the bestselling book series by Dan Brown. Inferno follows film adaptations of Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, and will reunite Hanks with director/producer Ron Howard. Joining the cast for this Robert Langdon story are The Theory of Everything‘s Felicity Jones, Slumdog Millionaire‘s Irrfan Khan, The Intouchables‘ Omar Sy, and Sidse Babett Knudsen from the Danish TV series Borgen.

Announcing the cast, Columbia Pictures confirmed Jones will be playing Dr. Sienna Brooks, Khan was cast as Harry Sims, Sy is Christoph Bruder, and Knudsen is Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey. David Koepp adapted the book for the screen and Brian Grazer is on board as a producer, with Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter executive producing.

Filming is expected to get underway in April 2015. Columbia Pictures is aiming for an October 14, 2016 theatrical release.

“For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon’s life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he’s trying to prevent,” stated Howard. “Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries – they are phenomenal talents and we can’t wait to get started.”

“We’re thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian,” said Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “Inferno will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and international adventure that audiences expect from a film based on Dan Brown’s huge selling Langdon book series. We can’t wait to see this character back on the big screen.”

The Plot:

Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.”

-By Rebecca Murray

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