Sony and Columbia Pictures return with Inferno, a film adaptation of Dan Brown’s latest best-selling thriller. Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, with Ron Howard directing. Howard and Brian Grazer will also produce with their Imagine Entertainment.
2015 Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) will co-star as Dr. Sienna Brooks, alongside a a trio of international stars: Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World) as Christoph Bruder, Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life Of Pi) as The Provost, and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey.
Howard said, “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.”
Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group added, “We’re thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian. Inferno will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and international adventure that audiences expect from a film based on Dan Brown’s huge selling Langdon book series. We can’t wait to see this character back on the big screen.”
Production begins at the end of April in Italy. The film is slated to hit theaters on October 14, 2016.