Halle Berry and more join Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winner Halle Berry (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, X-Men franchise) is set to co-star with Keanu Reeves in the forthcoming John Wick: Chapter 3, playing the female co-lead named Sofia. In addition, Lionsgate has announced that Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums), Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black), Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf) and Jason Mantzoukas (The League) have also joined the cast. Furthermore, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman from The Raid films and martial artist Tiger Hu Chen (who starred in Reeves’ Man of Tai Chi) will all face off against John Wick. Huston will play a character nicknamed The Director, Dillon will play The Adjudicator of the High Table, Dacascos is an assassin known as Zero, and Mantzoukas plays the Tick Tock Man.
Ian McShane, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and Ruby Rose are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel, with Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) reportedly playing the main villain.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s ‘Excommunicado’ – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
Once again written by Derek Kolstad with Chad Stahelski returning as director, John Wick: Chapter 3 is set to arrive May 17, 2019.
The world of John Wick will continue to expand as well beyond the third film with the spin-off TV series The Continental in the works at STARZ with acclaimed writer/producer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire) executive producing; and with the spin-off feature film Ballerina, which follows a child assassin in the world of John Wick.
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