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Ballerina: Catalina Sandino Moreno Joins John Wick Spin-off

Lionsgate announced on Wednesday that Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno has joined the cast of the upcoming John Wick spin-off film Ballerina.

Moreno will join a cast that already includes Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick, along with star Ana de Armas, who is set to lead the spin-off. While not too much is known about the film, a report from Deadline did not that Moreno will have a “sizable role.”

Moreno is perhaps best known for her 2004 breakout role Maria Full of Grace, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination in her acting debut. Currently, she stars in the Epix television series From.

The project was first announced in 2019, following the theatrical debut of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which gave us our first look at the Ballerina assassins who are being trained by the Ruska Roma syndicate led by Anjelica Huston’s character.

Ballerina focuses on a young female assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family. It will be directed by Len Wiseman from a screenplay written by Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead). The movie will be overseen by James Myers for Lionsgate. The spin-off is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Keanu Reeves, and Chad Stahelski.

Lionsgate is currently in post-production for John Wick: Chapter 4, which is slated to hit the theaters on March 24, 2023. The studio is also working on the prequel series The Continental, which will be debuting on Peacock.


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