Cuban actress Ana de Armas, 28, will be joining the long-gestating sequel to Blade Runner.
Armas’ started acting at age 12 after joining the Teatro Nacional de Cuba in Havana. Since then, she has starred in Spanish-language miniseries, television shows and films from 2006-2014. Her first American film was the erotic thriller Knock Knock (2015), with frequent onscreen collaborator Keanu Reeves.
Her more recent and most notable films are Hands of Stone (2016) and War Dogs (2016). Stone features Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro and Usher Raymond. In War Dogs, the rising star plays David Paukouz (Miles Teller)’s girlfriend and discovers that his side job isn’t “selling pillows,” but war profiteering.
War Dogs will be out on Blu-ray and DVDs on Nov. 22 and will be available to stream on Amazon and other platforms on Nov. 11, 2016.
In Blade Runner 2049 Armas will get to act alongside Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista. The film will hit theaters Oct. 6, 2017.