House of Cards' Robin Wright is set to join Harrison Ford in the Blade Runner sequel.

Wright is in final negotiations to play a key character in the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi flick, reports Variety.com, although it's unknown if she will play a human or a replicant.

The tale, co-starring Ford and Ryan Gosling, will continue several decades after the original that was set in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.

Ford is reprising his role of detective Rick Deckard and Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) will direct, with the untitled film set for release in early 2018.

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The original film, based on the 1968 Philip K Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, starred Ford as an ex-police officer tracking down escaped genetically engineered replicants who had returned to Earth illegally in order to extend their four-year life spans.

Besides House of Cards, now in its fourth season on Netflix, Wright is also filming Wonder Woman.

- AAP