Deadline is reporting that Catherine Keener (Capote) has signed on to appear in the Sicario sequel Soldado, where she’ll play the boss of Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Graver.
Soldado is once again scripted by Taylor Sheridan, and sees Stefano Sollima (Gomorra) taking over directing duties from Denis Villeneuve. Benicio Del Toro will reprise the role of Alejandro Gillick, but Emily Blunt’s FBI Agent Kate Macer won’t be returning.
The site reports that the sequel will cotninue to follow Gillick and Graver as “the tale turns to what else is being smuggled across the border between Mexico and the U.S. in the tunnels used to move drugs and illegal immigrants. Those tunnels also can be used to bring terrorists into the U.S.”