On the heels of his breakout turn as Eddie Munson in Season 4 of Stranger Things, rising star Joseph Quinn has entered negotiations to star alongside Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in A Quiet Place: Day One, which is heating up at Paramount.
Michael Sarnoski (Pig) is writing and directing the film, which is based on an original idea by A Quiet Place director John Krasinski, who is separately developing a third film in the main franchise.
This entry is more of a spinoff that is expected to set up a Quiet Place universe that the studio can expand over the next decade. Neither Krasinski nor his real-life wife Emily Blunt is expected to appear, though it’s possible that a late-breaking cameo could be in the cards.
Paramount will release A Quiet Place: Day One in theaters on March 8, 2024. Krasinski’s sequel wouldn’t arrive until 2025, at the earliest. The last film in the franchise, A Quiet Place Part II, grossed nearly $300 million worldwide back in May 2021.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will produce Day One via their Platinum Dunes shingle alongside Krasinski, whose Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger will serve as an executive producer.
Quinn’s credits include the BBC’s limited series adaptations of Les Miserables and Howards End, though he is best known for playing Metallica fan and Hellfire Club founder Eddie Munson on the most recent season of Stranger Things, which broke Netflix viewing records when it premiered earlier this year.
Quinn is represented by CAA and the Curtis Brown Group, and Deadline broke the news of his casting.