Cillian Murphy is looking to leave behind the ‘Peaky Blinders’ (well, for a short space of time anyway), as the actor joins negotiations to appear the sequel for John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’.

Murphy would be joining Emily Blunt on the sequel which is set in the same world crawling with noise-targeting creatures. Murphy’s character is rumoured to be that of a mysterious man who joins the family as they try to stay out of harm’s way.

The John Krasinski-directed thriller has brought some much-needed box office success to Paramount after a rather bleak 12 months. The film has earned more than $213 million at the worldwide box office to date, including $134.8 million in North America.

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Scriptwriters, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck have already stated in interviews for the thriller that there is more than enough left over material to justify a sequel. Whether the follow-up will include this material or a whole new script will be written from scratch isn’t clear.

Krasinski is currently writing the project, he will also take the helm. Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Michael Bay are producing. Filming is due to commence this summer with a view to be released on the 15th of May 2020.

Murphy is currently the face of Tommy Shelby in the long-standing BBC show ‘Peaky Blinder’s. He was last seen on the big screen in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’. His previous collaboration with Nolan was that of Batman villain The Scarecrow in Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.