Uma Thurman and Henry Golding are set to join Charlize Theron in the cast of Netflix’s The Old Guard 2, the sequel to Netflix and Skydance’s 2020 action film about a covert group of mercenary killers, all of whom are immortal and have been fighting for centuries but have to fight to keep their identities secret when a new immortal member of their team is discovered.
Thurman and Golding joins Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Whie character details nor plot details for the sequel were revealed, Victoria Mahoney will be directing while Gina Prince-Bythewood will remain a producer on the film along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger for Skydance, Charlize Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix for Denver and Delilah and Marc Evans for Marc Evans Productions.
After directing on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Queen Sugar, Mahoney became the first female director on a Star Wars film when she served as second-unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Her credits also include episodes of Lovecraft Country and The Morning Show, as well as her 2011 indie film Yelling to the Sky.
Greg Rucka wrote the screenplay for The Old Guard 2 based on his graphic novel series with Leandro Fernández. Rucka is also an executive producer on the film.
Thurman is an Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner known for turns in films including Dangerous Liaisons, Pulp Fiction, Batman & Robin, Gattaca, Sweet and Lowdown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2, The Producers, Nyphomaniac: Vol. 1 & 2 and The House That Jack Built, among many others. She recently portrayed Arianna Huffington in Showtime’s series Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber and will also soon be seen in the darkly comic thriller The Kill Room, which she is producing, as well as Prime Video’s romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue, based on the beloved bestseller of the same name by Casey McQuiston.
Best known for his turn as Nick Young in Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians, Golding will also soon be seen in Carrie Cracknell’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, with Dakota Johnson, Suki Waterhouse and Richard E. Grant; Camille Delamarre’s action pic Assassin Club, with Sam Neill and Noomi Rapace; the Paramount animated film The Tiger’s Apprentice; and Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater’s drama Downtown Owl for Sony.