"28 Weeks Later:" Sequel Signs a Leading Man

by | August 24, 2006 | Comments

You might not know the name, but odds are you’d recognize the face… Fox has signed actor Jeremy Renner to star as a heroic soldier in their "28 Days Later" sequel — but if you remember what happened in the first movie, you know that the "heroic soldier" types don’t always last that long.

From Variety: "Story picks up six months after the end of the first pic, in which a virus spreads, leaving few survivors. Special Forces is working to restore order and helping repopulate London when a carrier of the virus unknowingly ignites a reinfection. Renner will play Sgt. Doyle, one of the heroes of the sequel.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is directing from a script by Rowan Joffe. Andrew MacDonald, (Alex) Garland and Danny Boyle produce. Boyle directed the first installment."

Mr. Renner’s previous movies include "North Country," "S.W.A.T.," "Lords of Dogtown," and the upcoming "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

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