Christina Ricci added to The Matrix 4 cast with franchise favorites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss
Christina Ricci added to The Matrix 4 cast, including franchise favorites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss
While the plot for the upcoming fourth installment in The Matrix franchise has been kept largely secret, more details about the cast are being revealed.
According to a recent casting announcement from Warner Bros. reported by Collider, Christina Ricci is the latest actor to be added to the highly anticipated sequel, tentatively titled The Matrix 4.
As of now, the details of her character are unknown, but she joined an already star-studded cast that includes no fewer than five franchise favorites, including Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss.
Newcomer: Christina Ricci, 41, was added to the cast of the highly anticipated third sequel in The Matrix film franchise, tentatively titled The Matrix 4
Since the sci-fi action movie wrapped up the main shoot in November 2020, Ricci’s role has either been part of the storyline the whole time and kept quiet, or she was involved in some extra scenes during post-production.
The Matrix 4 is co-written, directed and produced by Lana Wachowski, who co-directed and wrote the three previous films with her sister Lilly Wachowski.
Ricci, 41, previously worked with Wachowski in the sports comedy film Speed Racer (2008).
In addition to Reeves (Neo) and Moss (Trinity), the cast of originals also includes Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), and Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian).
Original Eye: The Matrix 4 is co-written, directed and produced by Lana Wachowski, who co-directed and wrote the three previous films with her sister Lilly Wachowski
Back in the saddle: protagonists Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss join franchise favorites Pinkett-Smith (Niobe), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson) and Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian); the protagonist and lady are depicted in a scene from The Matrix 4
Ricci stars alongside newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra and Jonathan Groff, among others.
Most recently, Ricci scored one of the lead roles in the upcoming coming-of-age drama series Yellowjackets (2021) and the show Cinema Toast by the Duplass Brothers (2021).
She most recently starred in the biographical drama Percy (2020) and 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up (2020).
Known: Ricci previously worked with co-writer and director Lana Wachowski on the sports action comedy Speed Racer (2008)
It’s been 22 years since The Matrix (1999) premiered in packed theaters and went through to the box office, making over $465 million on a $63 million budget.
Two successful sequels followed: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), which grossed $739.4 million and $427.3 million, respectively.
Production on the latest film began in February 2020, but was temporarily halted for about five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huge hit: It’s been 22 years since The Matrix (1999) premiered in packed theaters and went through to the box office, earning over $465 million on a $63 million budget
More Massive: The first sequel, The Matrix Reloaded (2003), was an even bigger hit at the box office than the original, grossing $739.4 million
After resuming in August 2020, principal photography continued for nearly three months until it closed on November 11, 2020.
Due to the corona crisis, the original premiere date of May 21, 2021 has also been postponed twice.
The Matrix 4 is now scheduled to be released in theaters and streaming simultaneously on HBO Max in the United States for one month starting December 22, 2021.
Final Episode: The second sequel, The Matrix Revolutions (2003), was still a moneymaker despite a drop compared to the Revolutions, hitting $427.3 million at the box office