Anjelica Huston is set to return to the world of ‘John Wick’ in the forthcoming spin-off in the franchise, ‘Ballerina.’
Huston is reprising her role as The Director, and the head of the Ruska Roma crime organization. She first appeared in ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ and joins fellow returnee, Ian McShane, as Winston.
The story will revolve around Ana de Armas’ young female assassin who seeks revenge against those who killed her family. Any additional plot details remain under lock and key, but producer Basil Iwanyk described McShane’s role as “pivotal.” It’s not clear how Reeves, should his deal close, will fit into the story.
“The idea of Ballerina was formed around the scenes with Anjelica in John Wick 3,” said producer Erica Lee, “Anjelica Huston is an icon and is nothing less than Hollywood royalty. The world of Wick is always made richer by her commanding screen presence.”
Len Wiseman directs from a script by Shay Hatten. Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski are also producing. Brady Fujikawa and Chelsea Kujawa are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.
Reeves and McShane will return for the next instalment of the franchise, ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ which is due in theatres on March 24, 2023.