With filming in active stage in Prague, the film Ballerinaspinoff of the action franchise John Wick from Lionsgate, offers more news about its cast.
According to Deadline reports, the project just signed Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno in an “important role”without further details commented.
Sandino joins the protagonist of the spinoff, Ana de Armasand the others previously announced to reprise their roles, Keanu Reeves like John Wick, Ian McShane like Winston, the manager of the Continental Hotel, Anjelica Huston as The Director, manager of the Ruska Roma crime organization that trains dancers at the same facility where Wick trained as an assassin, and Lance Reddick like Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel.
Sandino is best known for her breakout debut film role, Maria Full of Grace (2004), which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, she was also awarded a Silver Bear from the Berlinale and the Independent Spirit Award for that role. Later she was part of films such as love in times of anger, Paris je t’aime, Fast Food Nation, Che, A Most Violent Year, Barbariansand the series The Bridge, The Affair, y From, which is filming its second season. Soon we will see her in the action film, Silent Night John Woo.
The producer Erica Lee He said about the signing of Sandino to the source:
“One of the challenges in casting Ballerina is making sure the new roles are played by actors with as much power, emotional presence and physical ability as Ana has. [de Armas]. After working with Catalina on John Woo’s Silent Night, it was clear she was at the top of our list, and it’s exciting to reunite with her.”
DESCRIPTION OF BALLERINA:
“Ballerina focuses on a young murderer seeking revenge against the people who killed her family.”
Ballerina is directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard and the reboot Total Recalland on TV episodes like Sleepy Hollow, Lucifer, The Gifted y Swamp Thing). The script is in charge of Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Army of the Dead).
Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski (director of the saga John Wick) produce the spinoff. Reeves executive produces with Kaley Smalley of Wiseman’s Sketch Films. Lionsgate’s James Myers is supervising for the studio.
Parabellum it became Lionsgate’s highest-grossing release in more than five years, grossing $323 million globally. The franchise made up of John Wick, John Wick: Chapter Two y Parabellumadd up to more than $580 million dollars worldwide.
In addition to the spinoff, the cinematographic universe of the Lionsgate saga will expand to the small screen with the prequel series The Continental.
John Wick: Chapter 4 has its theatrical release set for March 24, 2023, while The Continental it will also premiere in 2023 on Peacock in the United States, and Prime Video in the international market.