Sylvia Hoeks to star in Blade Runner 2

Sylvia Hoeks to star in Blade Runner 2

Sylvia Hoeks has joined the cast of 'Blade Runner 2'.

The 32-year-old Dutch actress is to star in the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, in an as-yet unknown role.

Sylvia joins a star-studded collective which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas and Dave Bautista.

The screen beauty's previous work includes roles in 2013's 'The Best Offer' alongside Geoffrey Rush and 2012's 'The Girl and Death'.

It is the second confirmed casting announcement this week.

WWE wrestler-turned-actor Bautista revealed he had landed a role in the movie - the sequel to Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic - describing the job as a "dream come true".

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star said: "Hey guys, Dave Bautista here, and as speculated I am proud and honoured to announce that I am joining the cast of new 'Blade Runner', 'Blade Runner 2', directed by the amazing Denis Villeneuve. I'm very excited about this project and very grateful that I was able to bring the news to you myself. Couldn't be more proud. Another dream come true, anyway you heard it here first. 'Blade Runner 2'. Peace."

Original director Scott is on board as an executive producer for the film, which is set several decades after the first film, which depicted a dystopian Los Angeles in which replicant androids are used for dangerous work in Earth's colonies in outer space.

The 1982 movie saw Ford play Deckard, a burnt-out special police operative - known as a Blade Runner - who takes on one last assignment to track down a rogue replicant.