Lana Wachowski’s ‘Matrix 4’ Adds Max Riemelt to Cast

The long-gestating ‘The Matrix 4’ now has another ‘Sense8’ actor onboard the cast! ‘Berlin Syndrome’ actor Max Riemelt will be joining the stacked ensemble, in an unknown role.

Riemelt made the announcement on both Twitter and Instagram:

He joins franchise stars Keanu Reeves (‘John Wick’) and Carrie-Anne Moss (‘Jessica Jones’), who reprise their lead roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (‘Aquaman’) is onboard, and might be playing a young Morpheus or a descendant of the character, like a son or nephew. Laurence Fishburne (‘Black-ish’) played the role in all three ‘Matrix’ movies.

Neil Patrick Harris (‘How I Met Your Mother’) has an unknown role, that is rumored to be a villain. Jada Pinkett Smith (‘Girls Trip’) will return as Niobe. Jessica Henwick (‘Iron Fist’) has an undisclosed lead role. Jonathan Groff (‘Frozen’) has an unrevealed role. Toby Onwumere (‘Sense8’) has a role that is under wraps.

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Meanwhile, Wachowski (‘The Matrix’ trilogy, Cloud Atlas’) serves as writer, director, and producer on the fourth ‘Matrix’ film, currently without a title. She co-wrote the script with fellow ‘Sense8’ writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.

Writer/director Lilly Wachowski won’t be returning with her sister for this sequel, however. In an interview with /Film she said, “Well, I’m a little busy at the moment,” due to her new Showtime series ‘Work in Progress.’

The crew, so far, comprises of:

  • Cinematographer John Toll (‘‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Sense8’)
  • Costume designer Lindsey Pugh (‘Sense8,’ ‘Krypton’)
  • Production designers Hugh Bateup and Peter Walpole (‘Sense8’)
  • Stunt coordinator Monique Ganderton (‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’)
  • Visual effects supervisor Dan Glass (‘The Matrix Reloaded,’ ‘The Matrix Revolutions’)

Further, we at the GWW can report that filming will begin February 15th and wrap April 10th. Shooting locations include Chicago, San Francisco, and Sydney. The film’s working title is ‘Project Ice Cream’ and we at The GWW reported it back in June.

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The Warner Bros. film will release May 21, 2021.

Source: Max Riemelt

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