If all goes well, Blade Runner 2049 actress Ana de Armas could play the lead role in Lionsgate‘s action thriller franchise John Wick‘s spinoff, Ballerina. Yes, you heard it right, the work on Lionsgate’s Bllaerina is about to begin. Obviously the project was announced a long time ago, but now it looks like we will get to see the female assassin feature within the next 2 or 3 years.
Shay Hatten is returning to write the screenplay for the spinoff action thriller. Shay Hatten has previously written the screenplay for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and is also associated with the franchise as a screenwriter for ‘John Wick: Chapter 4 and 5′. Underworld director Len Wiseman will direct the spinoff action thriller for Lionsgate. John Wick: Chapter 4 is set to release on May 27, 2022.
Obviously, the way the John Wick franchise has presented the world of the underworld over the past two decades has been commendable. All the three films of the franchise that have released so far have performed well at the box office. Reeves Returns starrer all the three films have earned around $600 million at the box office from a budget of just $110 million. Creating a spinoff Ballerina at this time will be beneficial for Lionsgate in every way. And at the same time, the audience will get a chance to get to know this assassin world even more closely.
Ballerina Film Plot
John Wick’s spinoff Ballerina will follow a young female assassin. She will take revenge on all those who have killed her family members. In this context, we have seen a glimpse of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, where Ballerina was training to be an assassin.
In addition to No Time To Die and Blade Runner 2049, Ana de Armas has also appeared in Ryan Johnson’s Knives Out.
She will next seen in Marilyn Monroe biopic, ‘Blonde’, which is scheduled to release in 2022. Then she will seen in ‘Deep Water’ opposite Ben Affleck. After that, she will also next seen in Netflix’s Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans starrer ‘The Gray Man’.