After working together on the 2021 drama Pig, Alex Wolff is reteaming with director Michael Sarnoski, as he has joined the cast of A Quiet Place: Day One, sources confirm to Above the Line.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is set to star opposite Stranger Things sensation Joseph Quinn, who played Eddie Munson in Season 4 of the hit Netflix series.
Sarnoski is writing and directing the Paramount 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.
Wolff should be familiar to genre fans thanks to his turns in Ari Aster‘s Hereditary and M. Night Shyamalan‘s Old, not to mention the underappreciated indie My Friend Dahmer. He’ll soon be seen in Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer, and he has also wrapped the indie movie The Line, which pairs him with Halle Bailey and Austin Abrams.
Wolff is represented by WME.