John Wick’s franchise, starring Keanu Reeves, has been pretty successful, grossing over $587 million worldwide, and the fourth entry, Chapter 4, has enjoyed the biggest opening for the franchise ever. However, there’s other projects in the works, such as the prequel series The Continental and the spin-off led by Ana de Armas, “Ballerina."
The “No Time to Die” star has been attached to the film since last year, and it will be directed by Len Wiseman. The script was in charge of Shay Hatten, who was also behind John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, as well as other movies such as Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead.
However, De Armas also recruited Emerald Fennell, who won an Academy Award for “Promising Young Woman,” to give the final touches to the script. She said that it was important for her to hire a female writer. Here, check out all the details about the film.
What is ‘Ballerina’ about?
Per Collider, the story will follow a young assassin who is looking for revenge against those who killed her family. She was trained at the ballet school seen in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. No further plot details have been disclosed.
Who is in the cast of ‘Ballerina’?
Besides Armas, there’s no more information about cast members. It’s expected that Anjelica Huston will reprise her role as The Director, who is the head of the Ruska Roma crime syndicate who also runs a ballerina show.
Is there a release date for ‘Ballerina’?
Yes, the film is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2024. The spin-off is started filming back in November, per TV Line. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake stated that Ballerina was going to be part of the studio's 2024 slate, and they are looking to release the film within the spring or summer season.