’28 Years Later’ Casts Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes

Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes are looking to take a bite out of 28 Years Later, with the actors joining the long-awaited sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Danny Boyle is once again directing, after helming 2002’s 28 Days Later, which centered on a man (Cillian Murphy) who wakes up in the hospital to find the United Kingdom overtaken by a zombie plague. Civil War filmmaker Alex Garland, who penned the script, is back to write what is intended to be a trilogy of films for Sony. The original feature helped revive the zombie genre and already had a sequel, 2007’s 28 Weeks Later, which only nominally involved Boyle and Garland as executive producers.

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Boyle and Garland will produce the new film with Andrew Macdonald, Peter Rice and Bernie Bellew. Original star Murphy will serve as executive producer.

Comer has the period motorcycle drama The Bikeriders due out June 21. Taylor-Johnson is in theaters next month with The Fall Guy, co-starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, and has Marvel feature Kraven the Hunter due out from Sony in August. Feinnes in recent years starred in The Menu and appeared in James Bond pic No Time to Die.

Comer is repped by Independent Talent Group, WME and Johnson Shapiro. Fiennes is repped by 42 and CAA. Taylor-Johnson is repped by WME, Brillstein and David Weber.

Deadline first reported the news.

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