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Casting Updates For ‘The Purge 2’ and “The Strain”

Deadline reports that Prisoners star Zoe Soul, pictured below, has been cast in the Universal/Blumhouse/Platinum Dunes tentatively titled sequel The Next Chapter Of The Purge, the follow-up to this year’s hit thriller set on the one day a year when crime is legal. James DeMonaco will again write and direct with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum producing alongside Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier. Frank Grillo stars in the pic, which has also added Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, and Kiele Sanchez to its cast. The Purge 2 is due in theaters June 20, 2014.

They also ass that Jim Watson has joined the cast of FX’s “The Strain.” The Copper alum will recur the younger version of Abraham (the recently recast David Bradley) on the drama about a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient strain of vampirism. After being driven by the Nazis from his home village, young Abraham is caught and sent to a concentration camp, only to learn there is a greater evil in the world that he resolves to fight.



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