With filming currently underway, yet another name in the form of Gabriel Byrne has joined the cast of the ‘John Wick’ spin-off, ‘Ballerina.’
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.
Producer Basil Iwanyk says in a statement: “For decades, Gabriel’s mysterious and enigmatic presence has enriched dozens of films. You can never quite be sure what he’s thinking, and that’s perfect for this world.”
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Angelica 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.
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.
Byrne will next be seen as legendary writer Samuel Beckett in the biopic ‘Dance First’ for director James Marsh. He also stars as Enzo Ferrari in Grindstone’s ‘Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend.’