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A Quiet Place 2: Marvel/DC Star Djimon Hounsou Boards as Henry Exits

Actor Djimon Hounsou (Captain MarvelAquamanShazam!) will replace Brian Tyree Henry in the upcoming sequel to the 2018 post-apocalyptic horror film A Quiet Place.

According to Deadline, Henry, who had a starring role in the film, had to depart the project over scheduling conflicts. As such, Paramount and Platinum Dunes tapped Hounsou to join returning cast members Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds, as well as newcomer Cillian Murphy.

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The original A Quiet Place starred John Krasinski as Lee Abbot, a father trying to protect his family, including his pregnant wife, from an ominous threat that already wiped out most of the population by the time the events of the film kicked off. Although the beasts can't see, their acute sense of hearing allows them to strike whenever a sound is made.

Abbot ultimately sacrificed himself to save his family, but nevertheless, Krasinsky will be back in the director's chair for the sequel.

The film grossed $341 million off an estimated $17 million budget.

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Written and directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place 2 stars Emily Blunt, Djimon Hounsou, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy. The film hits theaters March 20, 2020.

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