Following his unforgettable performance as standout character Eddie Munson in Netflix’s Stranger Things 4, actor Joseph Quinn has just landed his next big role. Per Deadline, Quinn has been cast alongside Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) in the upcoming horror movie A Quiet Place: Day One, the third installment of the franchise. The film is reportedly a spinoff of the previous films that will focus on all-new characters, and those played by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in the prior movies aren’t expected to return.
Given its title, A Quiet Place: Day One will presumably be a prequel that goes to the roots of when things changed in the Quiet Place universe. The previous films are set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been overrun by carnivorous predators that use noise to seek out their prey, requiring human survivors to forever stay as silent as possible. Krasinski, who scripted A Quiet Place Part II and co-wrote the original, is said to have pitched this new idea for A Quiet Place: Day One. However, Michael Sarnoski (Pig) is writing and directing the film.
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Quinn is best known for his breakout role as Eddie Munson, given the tremendously high viewership acquired by Stranger Things 4 on Netflix. He likely won’t appear in the show’s fifth and final season, but fans are eager to see more of him after his performance. Previously, Quinn appeared in other shows like Game of Thrones, Timewasters, and Small Axe, as well as the feature films Overlord and Make Up. He is also attached to the upcoming UK film Hoard with Saura Lightfood Leon and Hayley Squires.
A Quiet Place 3 is in the Works as Well
While plans for the spinoff are moving forward, a threequel to the main series in the franchise is still happening. It’s been previously reported that A Quiet Place Part III is being planned for a 2025 release. Krasinski is producing for Sunday Night alongside Allyson Seeger, while Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bryan Fuller are also producing.
“He has a whole arc of ideas that could work” Emily Blunt has said of Krasinski’s potential plans for the third installment. “He has a couple of great ideas.”
A Quiet Place: Day One will be released in movie theaters on March 8, 2024. A Quiet Place Part III does not yet have a set premiere date.