Erin Kellyman Joins Sony’s ‘28 Years Later’

EXCLUSIVE: Erin Kellyman (Blitz) is the newest addition to the cast of 28 Years Later, the first of three new post-apocalyptic features from Sony, following up 2002’s 28 Days Later.

No word on the role she’ll be playing, nor what the plot of the new film will entail. But as previously announced, Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Ralph Fiennes and Jack O’Connell will also star. Danny Boyle is directing 28 Years Later, which is due in theaters globally on June 20, 2025, from a script by Alex Garland.

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Nia DaCosta will direct the second installment in the new trilogy, as we were first to report.

Boyle and Garland are also producing the first film, as are original producer Andrew Macdonald, Peter Rice and Bernie Bellew. Returning as an executive producer, the original film’s star Cillian Murphy is also expected to appear in the new trilogy in some capacity.

Centered on a bicycle courier (Murphy) who wakes from a coma to discover the world has been overrun with zombies following the outbreak of a virus, 28 Days Later‘s success at a $82 million worldwide gross led to the 2007 sequel 28 Weeks Later, on which Boyle and Garland served only as EPs.

Later this year, Kellyman will be seen starring opposite Saoirse Ronan and Harris Dickinson in Steve McQueen’s Blitz for Apple TV+, which has been tipped as a likely contender for the 2024-25 awards season. Most recently wrapping production opposite June Squibb in Eleanor the Great, Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut for Sony, the actress has previously been seen in Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s series Willow, based on the film from Ron Howard, as well as Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Other past credits for Kellyman include Netflix’s Top Boy, David Lowery’s The Green Knight and the BBC’s series adaptation of Les Misérables. She’s represented by CAA, Curtis Brown Group in the UK, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.

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