Here’s one exciting news for all Keanu Reeves fans out there! Well, according to the reports the actor is expected to appear as John Wick in Ana de Armas starrer Ballerina, a female-centric spinoff in the popular action franchise. Isn’t that exciting!
This exciting report comes weeks after the announcement that the Ballerina film will also see Ian McShane return to the franchise as Winston, the manager of The Continental Hotel.
In the film, Ana de Armas will play a teenage female assassin who wants vengeance on those who murdered her family. Producer Basil Iwanyk called McShane’s role “pivotal,” although he did not reveal any other story information.
If Keanu Reeves will join the film, it’s still unclear how he’ll fit into the narrative. “We’re thrilled to have Ian McShane joining us for a pivotal role in Ballerina,” Iwanyk said as quoted by Variety. “He’s been an integral part of the franchise since the original John Wick. It’s been fun to have him on this journey as the Wick universe expands.”
The first John Wick film released in theaters in 2014, and since then the franchise has grown exponentially, with three additional films—including the highly anticipated John Wick 4 along with the two spinoff projects. Currently Ballerina is being filmed in Prague, with Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard). The film is directed by Shay Hatten.