Priyanka Chopra Jonas in final talks to join The Matrix 4
Variety is reporting that Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Baywatch, Quantico, Isn’t It Romantic) is in final negotiations to join Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4 for Warner Bros. No details have been released regarding who she might be playing. According to HN Entertainment, the movie will begin shooting next month in San Francisco. Filming is reportedly scheduled to take place there between February 5 and March 1.
If Chopra Jonas comes on board the project, she will join a cast that includes Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as newcomers Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Toby Onwumere, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is rumored to be playing young Morpheus. It was recently teased that should scheduling work out, Lambert Wilson could possibly return for The Matrix 4 as the villain the Merovingian.
Lana Wachowski co-wrote The Matrix 4 script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell and will direct the film as well.
Plot details on the film also haven’t been revealed, and given the ending of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions, it’s not a clear cut answer.
Earlier this year we asked our readers if they were interested in more movies in the series, with 69% of those voting saying “Yes!” In a secondary poll, 58% said they wanted to see a continuation of the series. Looks like they’ll be getting what they wanted!
The three previous films—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.