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Irrfan Khan & Omar Sy Joining Tom Hanks for Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

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February 17, 2015

Inferno / Irrfan Khan

Back in December, the lovely Oscar-nominated Felicity Jones was revealed to join Tom Hanks for Inferno, an adaptation of another Dan Brown-penned adventure featuring symbologist Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Now the rest of the supporting cast has been filled out with an array of international actors as Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have just revealed that Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Lunchbox), Omar Sy (The Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Sidse Babett Knudsen ("Borgen") have all taken roles with more other stars from around the world in talks. Read on!

In case you're not familiar with these names, here's the images to accompany the announcement:

Inferno

Inferno

Inferno

No specifics were mentioned as to the other actors who might join the film, but we'll find out soon enough. As you can see from the images, Khan is playing Harry Sims, also known as The Provost, Sy has the role of Christoph Bruder and Knudsen is playing Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization.  For those just joining us, this time Langdon (Hanks) suddenly wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, forcing him to team up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Jones) to help recover his memories in order to prevent some psychopath from unleashing a global plague that is tied to the classic Dante's Inferno.

Ron Howard is back behind the camera as director and he says, "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.  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.” The studio likely also wanted the film to have international appeal to rack up those box office dollars overseas too. Anyone excited for this?

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  • ari smulders
    Hanks is still the wrong choice to play langdon...
    • DAVIDPD
      I agree.
      • Bo
        Good thing neither of you are running the show...lol. These films are highly successful all around the world so someone obviously knows what they're doing. Myself, I like the books and the films and for the life of me can't figure out people's problems with Hanks in this role. When the first film came out people complained about his hair for chrissakes! His hair style! Which I thought was just fine. His hair!! Man oh man...
  • DAVIDPD
    These make for great airplane features.
  • Jiggy with it
    Liam Neeson should have played Robert L. That would have been totally badass. But not acting in his Im gonna come to kill you role, but more of a professor type like the character.

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