You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Frank Grillo Set to Star in Universal ‘Purge 2’

Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes will produce board to produce

Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke.

James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel.

Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to produce.

Plot details are still under wraps, except that it will be set in the same world where all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period.

Grillo has continued to stay hot as he moves into more leading man material. He can be seen next in “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and is currently filming the indie thriller “Conspiracy on Jekyll Island.”

He is repped by CAA and Management 360. Deadline Hollywood broke the news.

More Film

  • Paddington 2

    'Paddington 2' Producers Seek to Exit Distribution Deal With Weinstein Company

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

  • Ashley Judd

    Ashley Judd Sets First TV Interview After Harvey Weinstein Allegation

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

  • 'Suburbicon' film premiere

    George Clooney 'Glad' Academy Took Action Against Weinstein: 'It's Long Overdue'

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

  • 4106_D025_00081_R2_CROPKristin Scott Thomas and Gary Oldman

    'Darkest Hour' Gets Endorsed by Churchill Family, Experts

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

  • African Virtual Reality Market

    Virtual Reality Makes Real Gains Across Africa

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

  • Discop Africa: Guest Country Germany Talks

    Discop Africa: Guest Country Germany Talks African Ties

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

  • African Toons Take Off as Regional,

    African Toons Take Off as Regional, Global Partnerships Blossom

    Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 2,” the sequel to the 2012 hit starring Ethan Hawke. James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content