John Wick Spin-off Ballerina Starring Ana de Armas Set for Release Summer 2024… Chapter 4 Also Takes $244 Million Worldwide
The John Wick spin-off Ballerina that will star Ana de Armas has been given a release date amid Chapter 4’s success at the box office.
The action movie about the 34-year-old Oscar nominee will hit theaters on June 7, 2024.
Anna will portray an assassin trained in the traditions of the Ruska Roma who are the largest sub-group of the Roma people in Russia and Belarus and trained John Wick.
Her character, Ronnie, uses her killer skills to avenge her family’s murder at the hands of assassins.
Shai Haten wrote the screenplay, which is based on the characters of Derek Kolstad, with Len Wiseman directing.
Stunning: The John Wick occasional ballerina that will star Ana de Armas (pictured at last month’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party) has a release date
The First Gun: John Wick: Chapter 4 has taken in $244 million worldwide with over $122 in domestic intake.
The ballerina has been portrayed in Europeans including the Czech Republic and Prague.
The film is also set to star the late Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Norman Reedus, Gabriel Byrne, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ian McShane, and of course, Keanu Reeves.
It was reported back in November that the John Wick franchise star would be reprising his role in the spin-off According to collider.
It’s still not clear what Reeves’ high profile role will be in the movie.
Back in January, Anna revealed that her body was battered by the fight scenes with Keanu – who is reprising his role as killer Wick.
We were in Prague shooting for four months. We still have another month. And I’m in pain. You know, my body, my back, everything hurts. I’m moaning, I’m sore, I’m bruised,” she said while on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The star was no stranger to stunts after appearing in the James Bond film No Time To Die, but she admitted that Ballerina is on another level compared to her brief appearance in the 007 flick — though she’s grateful to have worked with the The Matrix actor.
Anna said: ‘Bond was fifteen minutes. This is a whole movie, another level. But the other day, Keanu and I were rehearsing for a very difficult stunt scene, and this guy was rolling around and throwing me and doing crazy stunts.
Stunning: Anna will portray an assassin trained in the traditions of the Ruska Gypsies who are the largest sub-group of the Roma people in Russia and Belarus and trained John Wick; As the first promotional image from the movie
And I’m like – I can’t complain anymore because he does! It really is the best.
Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter 4 was a box office success with $28.2 million in domestic revenue in its second week.
Overall, the action movie has earned $244 million worldwide with over $122 in domestic consumption.
There’s no shortage of Lionsgate’s plans for further expansion of the franchise as evidence with the Ballerina show.
Simply stunning: her character, Ronnie, uses her killer skills to avenge her family’s death at the hands of assassins; Anna was seen at the Oscars last month
Smash hit: John Wick: Chapter 4 was a box office success, bringing in $28.2 million in domestic revenue in its second week.
Keanu, 58, acted in the first John Wick movie in 2014, which was about a legendary killer who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who killed his dog and took over his car after the death of his wife.
By the end of its theatrical run, the first film had grossed $43 million in North America and $45.7 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $88.8 million.
Due to the success of the movie, it has been made into a franchise with John Wick: Chapter 2 released in 2017 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum released in 2019.
Keanu has become very well known in Hollywood for his work in action films. He has starred in Point Break, Speed, and all four of The Matrix movies.