Norman Reedus is going from The Walking Dead to John Wick.
Deadline has officially announced that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is the latest actor to join the cast of the upcoming John Wick spin-off movie Ballerina. The identity of his character is being kept under wraps.
Directed by Len Wiseman, Ballerina revolves around a deadly woman who uses her skills to get on revenge on the hitmen who killed her family. The screenplay of the John Wick spin-off comes from Shay Hatten, the writer behind Parabellum and Army of the Dead.
Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski are producing Ballerina, with Brady Fujikawa and Chelsea Kujawa overseeing the movie for Lionsgate. “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 John Wick universe. He’ll make an incredible addition to Ballerina,” Lee said in a statement.
Ana de Armas is leading the cast of Ballerina, joined by John Wick franchise veterans Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick and Anjelica Huston. Production on the action movie is currently underway in Prague.
More John Wick content is on the way.
While Ballerina does not yet have a release date, John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2023. Reeves and McShane lead the Chapter 4 cast, which also includes Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Clancy Brown, Marko Zaror, Scott Adkins, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson and Rina Sawayama.
In addition to Ballerina and John Wick: Chapter 4, Lionsgate is also working on The Continental, a spin-off series that explores the origins of Ian McShane’s Winston Scott. Colin Woodell is playing Winston, with a supporting cast that includes Ayomide Adegun, Peter Greene, Mel Gibson, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada and Nhung Kate. The series is set to premiere on Peacock in 2023.
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