Laura Harrier Joins Nicolas Cage and Bill Skarsgård in ‘Lords of War’ Sequel

Laura Harrier Joins Nicolas Cage and Bill Skarsgård in 'Lords of War' Sequel

Laura Harrier, known for her roles in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “BlacKkKlansman,” is set to play a significant role in the upcoming sequel to the 2005 crime thriller “Lord of War.” The sequel, titled “Lords of War,” continues the story of Yuri Orlov, portrayed by Nicolas Cage, the world’s most notorious gunrunner.

In this sequel directed by Andrew Niccol, Yuri Orlov discovers he has a son, Anton, played by Bill Skarsgård. However, instead of trying to rectify his father’s wrongs, Anton aims to surpass them. The plot revolves around Anton’s endeavors to not only sell guns but also assemble a mercenary army for conflicts in the Middle East, setting the stage for a bitter rivalry between father and son.

The original “Lord of War,” released in 2005, was also directed and written by Andrew Niccol. The film featured Nicolas Cage as Yuri Orlov, an arms dealer who grapples with the morality of his work as he is pursued by an INTERPOL agent. The star-studded cast included Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, and Bridget Moynahan.

Director Niccol shared his excitement about the sequel, stating, “There is so much more to explore with these characters. Plato said it best — ‘Only the dead have seen the end of war.’ I’m looking forward to spending more time in the company of the charming devil that is Yuri Orlov and now his illegitimate son – who turns out to not be legitimate in any way.”

Laura Harrier’s role in the film remains shrouded in mystery, adding an element of anticipation for fans. The sequel is produced by Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi under the Vendôme Pictures banner, alongside Nicolas Cage for Saturn Films. Bill Skarsgård serves as an executive producer, with FilmNation Entertainment handling international sales and CAA Media Finance managing domestic sales.

Harrier, whose breakout role was as Liz in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” has since established herself with notable performances in films like “BlacKkKlansman” and “The Starling.” Her diverse acting portfolio also includes the TV mini-series “Hollywood,” where she played up-and-coming actress Camille Washington.

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