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A Quiet Place: Day One–the spinoff and prequel to the popular horror franchise–this week inked its lead as it prepares for its theatrical debut in the spring of 2024, according to a report on Deadline.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o–best known to genre fans for her roles in Jordan Peele’s Us and the Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther franchise–will star in the Paramount Pictures feature scheduled to hit theaters March 8, 2024.
Day One–directed by Michael Sarnoski (Pig)–is based on a story idea by John Krasinski, who directed and starred in the first two entries in the film series. It’s believed that neither Krasinski nor co-star Emily Blunt will reprise their roles in the prequel.
Last year’s A Quiet Place Part II–that saw the Abbott family venture forth from their home and “fight for survival in silence against the creatures that hunt by sound”–debuted to $57 million at the domestic box office, and went on to rake in $300 million worldwide.
The original 2018 A Quiet Place–directed by Krasinski from a screenplay he wrote with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck–was a huge hit with critics and moviegoers, earning more than $340 million globally on a $20-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on A Quiet Place: Day One.