Unlike the normally frenetic tempo of the ‘John Wick’ films themselves, the tempo of details about casting for the in-production film spin-off movie ‘Ballerina’ has been extra of a sluggish, constant drip feed.
And the newest phrase on the ensemble is that ‘The Walking Dead’ mainstay Norman Reedus is now aboard.
“We’re huge fans of Norman, and we’re confident that the fans will be just as excited as we are that he’s joining the ‘Wick’ universe,” producer Erica Lee. “He’ll make an incredible addition to ‘Ballerina.’ ”
Len Wiseman, higher recognized for the likes of the ‘Underworld’ franchise and ‘Live Free or Die Hard’, is within the director’s chair for the film, which has a script from ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ co-writer Shay Hatten.
‘Ballerina’ will comply with the Ballerina character glimpsed briefly (and there performed by Unity Phelan) in ‘Parabellum’ and tracks a younger murderer who seeks revenge in opposition to the individuals who killed her household. Which does really feel apt for one thing set in John Wick’s world.
So far, the film’s solid has began to really feel like a reunion for ‘Wick’ performers, as a number of veterans of the primary movie sequence are confirmed to be exhibiting up. Ian McShane, for instance, will probably be again as Winston, the supervisor of the Continental lodge, a part of the chain of luxurious services which presents lodging and help to assassins akin to John Wick.
Lance Reddick is as soon as extra enjoying Charon, the concierge of the primary Continental in New York, whereas Anjelica Huston will present up because the Director, the pinnacle of the Ruska Roma crime group who raised Wick and trains younger girls just like the Ballerina.
And speaking of John Wick, the Keanu Reeves character who kicked (and punched and shot) all of it off, is reportedly making a cameo within the new movie.
Many of the ‘Wick’ regulars may also present up in ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’, which is far additional alongside. ‘Ballerina’ has but to chalk up a launch date, whereas ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is headed our approach on March twenty fourth subsequent yr.
As for Reedus, he just lately wrapped up a 12-year run on ‘The Walking Dead’, the zombie-crammed survival sequence that grew to become a large pop cultural sensation. He hasn’t left that world utterly behind, although, as he’s filming a spin-off sequence centered on his character, Daryl Dixon.
Movie-wise, he’s a part of the solid for Jeff Nichols’ new film, ‘The Bikeriders’, which additionally options Tom Hardy, Austin Butler and Michael Shannon. That one has been capturing since October however doesn’t but have a launch date on the books.