Oscar-winners Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston have now been cast in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Berry will reportedly be playing someone named “Sofia” who is the female lead and Huston is playing “The Director.” Asia Kate Dillon (Orange Is the New Black), Mark Dacascos (Agents of SHIELD), Jason Mantzoukas (The League) and Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman (both from The Raid) will also join the action this time around.
Filming is currently underway and in fact while this reporter was out in Lower Manhattan, having a drink with visiting friends last night, we saw some of the filming actually taking place.
Joining Keanu Reeves will be cast regulars Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick in the film which picks up right after the events of Chapter 2. Wick has broken the rules of his super secret assassin underworld and is now being hunted by assassins all over the world as a result.
The official synopsis doesn’t give much away that’s new, if you’ve already seen chapter 2.
“John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million 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.”
Titled John Wick 3: Parabellum, it’s being directed by Chad Stahelski (who directed the first two movies) and is set for a May 17, 2019 release. Stahelski stated that John Wick: 3 isn’t necessarily going to be bigger than Chapter 2, but it is going to be more intense.
Keanu Reeves has apparently stated in interviews that he does not want the franchise to be destroyed by sequels and the John Wick series will most likely conclude in chapter 3…but don’t forget we have the TV spin off series The Continental, which is going ahead at Starz to look forward to.
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