Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo has landed a role in the sequel to horror film  The Purge.

The 48-year-old actor is set to take on a lead role in the horror film which is being directed James DeMonaco - who worked on the original - and produced by Blumhouse who officially welcomed him to the cast.

Bloomhouse's Twitter account wrote: "Casting news on #Purge2... Welcome @FrankGrillo! More to come. Stay tuned...(sic)"

'The Purge' exceeded expectations when it made more than $89 million in the box office surpassing its $3 million budget.

The original film is set in the year 2022 in the US and during a 12-hour period, which is known as The Purge, people are allowed to legally partake in criminal activity, including murder, theft, and rape.

We have seen Grillo in the likes of Zero Dark Thirty, Homefront and Collision so far this year, and he has a whole host of projects into 2014.

He is set to take on the role of Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solider; he is one of the new additions to the cast list.

The Winter Soldier is the second Captain America movie and will see Grillo star alongside Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.

He has also completed work on Big Sky and Demonic, and is currently filming A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island.

The sequel is set to be released on June 20, 2014.

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