Keanu Reeves is in talks to return as John Wick in “Ballerina,” a female-centric spinoff of the popular action franchise.
Lionsgate, the studio behind the franchise, declined to comment on Reeves’ casting.
However, the studio confirmed that Ian McShane has closed a deal to reprise his role as Winston, the manager of the Continental Hotel in the upcoming project.
“Ballerina” stars Ana de Armas as a young female assassin who seeks revenge against those who murdered her family.
Producer Basil Iwanyk described McShane’s role as “pivotal”. It’s not clear how Reeves, should his deal close, will fit into the story.
“Ballerina”, written by Shay Hatten and directed by Len Wiseman, is currently in production.
Along with Iwanyk, producers include Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski. Brady Fujikawa and Chelsea Kujawa are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.
Before “Ballerina” twirls to the big screen, Reeves and McShane will return in “John Wick: Chapter 4”, which is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2023.
The first three installments of the vengeance franchise have been commercially successful, grossing a combined $587 million worldwide.