That John Wick spin-off movie Ballerina gets a familiar face as Lionsgate has closed a deal with Anjelica Huston to reprise her role as the executive who heads Ruska Roma. She will star opposite Ana de Armas in the film.
This announcement comes after news broke earlier this month that Keanu Reeves’ titular assassin and Ian McShane’s Winston would return in the film. “The idea of Ballerina was formed around the scenes with Anjelica i John Wick 3, said producer Erica Lee. “Anjelica Huston is an icon and is nothing short of Hollywood royalty. The world of Wick is always enriched by her commanding screen presence.”
The project was first announced in 2019 after the cinema debut of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellumwhich gives us our first look at the ballerina killers, who are being trained by the Ruska Roma syndicate led by Anjelica Huston’s character.
Ballerina focuses on a young female assassin seeking revenge against the people who killed her family. It will be directed by Len Wiseman from a script written by Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead). The film will be overseen by James Myers for Lionsgate. The spin-off is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski.
Lionsgate is currently in post-production for John Wick: Chapter 4which is slated to hit theaters on March 24, 2023. The studio is also working on the prequel series Continentalwhich will debut on Starz as a three-part limited series.