Production Update

Keanu Reeves to Produce John Wick Spinoff “Ballerina” Starring Ana de Armas

Keanu Reeves is set to produce a John Wick Spinoff starring Ana de Armas which is scheduled to begin filming this summer. “Ballerina” is an action film that follows a young girl raised as an assassin who is recruited by a black ops government organization. She employs her unique skill set as she sets out to get revenge on those who killed her family. Orphaned at a young age, Rooney Brown (played by Ana de Armas) is a trained killer that travels the globe eliminating terrorists, and other targets, but strictly refuses to kill anyone that she doesn’t believe deserves death. After being targeted by a rival organization, Rooney retires but then seeks revenge when her entire family is slaughtered. She’s strong, ruthless, and seemingly cold in her approach to killing – but exhibits some humanity along the way. She successfully takes out an entire town full of assassins, and then returns home.

Ana de Armas’ Woman-Wick will have a similar story arc to her male counterpart John Wick. In “John Wick” (2014) we saw Reeves’ titular character return to the life of a professional assassin in order to avenge the death of a loved one. In Wick’s case it was the death of his dog, his last connection to his departed wife, that sparked his reign of death, while the motivation for Armas’ Rooney Brown, will be drawn from the killing of her family.

“Ballerina” Cast and Crew

Director of the Underworld series Len Wiseman has been tapped to direct “Ballerina”. The bulk of his directorial experience has dealt with sci-fi and fantasy with a focus on action. His experience working on action films like “Live Free or Die Hard” (2007) will help go a long way in the director’s chair for a John Wick movie, which have always been highly focused on the action sequences.

Keanu Reeves will be stepping behind the camera for “Ballerina” and has taken on the role of Producer, just as he has decided to do for “John Wick: Chapter 4” which he will also be starring in. The Matrix actor is also producing a film adaptation of his comic book BRZRKR. Also joining the “Ballerina” crew from “John Wick: Chapter 4” are producers Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Chad Stahelsk, and writer Shay Hatten.

PRODUCER: Basil Iwanyk – Erica Lee – Keanu Reeves – Chad Stahelski – Kaley Smalley

WRITER: Shay Hatten

DIRECTOR: Len Wiseman

CAST: Ana de Armas

SPECIAL : Tim Niverth

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