The film, stage and TV star has reportedly landed a leading role in the sci-fi thriller, opposite fellow franchise newcomers Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Cuban actress Ana de Armas.

They join Harrison Ford, who will reprise his role as robot hunter Rick Deckard from the 1982 film, which was based on Philip K. DICk’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

Producers at Alcon Entertainment praised Sylvia's skills in a statement which reads: "Sylvia is a radiant talent, a tremendous actress with great appeal in a wide variety of roles. Her addition to this vastly accomplished international cast is a perfect fit."

Sylvia has appeared mainly in Dutch and European projects, including Tirza, the official Best Foreign Language film entry for The Netherlands at the 2010 Oscars.

The Blade Runner sequel is slated to hit U.S. screens on 6 October, 2017.