Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer to Star

Exclusive: the new After 28 years Director Danny Boyle and Sony Pictures' trilogy is gaining momentum and some serious star power. Sources tell Deadline that Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes have boarded the first picture, which is a sequel to the original After 28 days.

Boyle is directing the first film from a screenplay by Alex Garland. Sony will release the film in theaters around the world.

While the plot details are vague, they are original After 28 days Set in 2002, it centers on a bike courier (played by Cillian Murphy) who awakens from a coma to discover that the world has been overrun by zombies following a virus outbreak. The pic grossed over $82 million worldwide and led to a 2007 sequel After 28 weekswhere Boyle and Garland only worked as EPs.

Deadline recently broke the news that the studio has already tapped it Candy man Director Nia DaCosta is directing the second part of the trilogy, and the plan is to film both films consecutively. As for the three new cast members, the studio is clearly showing that it means business, adding star power rather than going the lesser-known actor route as in the previous installments.

Boyle and Garland also produce After 28 yearsAs are original producers Andrew MacDonald and Peter Rice. Bernie Bello is also producing. Murphy also returns as executive producer.

Following her star-making and Emmy Award-winning role killing eve, Comer has kept busy with feature films, starring in such films as free man Opposite Ryan Reynolds and Ridley Scott The last duel. After that, they can be seen in the focus features Cyclists Opposite Tom Hardy and Austin Butler.

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For Taylor-Johnson, the job continues his strong partnership with Sony after his spotlight role in the film Express train Plus an upcoming Marvel picture Kraven the Hunter. After that, it is in the global support column Scapegoat Which bows next week and also stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. He also has a gothic horror picture for Focus Nosferatu Kneeling this Christmas.

Oscar nominee Fiennes is currently wrapping up the 4-city international run of the sold-out play, Macbeth In Washington, DC. The play was performed in Liverpool, London and Edinburgh to sell-out audiences in each city and to rave reviews, and ended its run in the capital on 5 May. This fall he will star in two films, concave Directed by Edward Berger and released by Focus Features Return Directed by Uberto Pasolini opposite Juliette Binoche, which will be released by Bleecker Street

Comer is repped by Independent Talent Group, WME, Johnson Shapiro, Silhouette and Cole. Fiennes is represented by 42 and CAA. Johnson is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and David Weber.

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