The long-gestating ‘The Matrix 4’ now has Neil Patrick Harris onboard the cast, in a secret role.
Harris is popular for playing Barney Stinson in the CBS series ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ He recently lead all three seasons of the Netflix series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’ Next, he will appear in the Russell T. Davies series ‘Boys,’ premiering sometime next year.
He joins franchise stars Keanu Reeves (‘John Wick’) and Carrie-Anne Moss (‘Jessica Jones’), who are reprising their lead roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (‘Aquaman’) 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.
Meanwhile, Lana Wachowski serves as writer, director, and producer on the fourth ‘Matrix’ film, currently without a title. Wachowski co-wrote the script with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell (‘Sense8’).
Writer/director Lilly Wachowski won’t be returning with her sister for this sequel, however. “Well, I’m a little busy at the moment,” she said to /Film, discussing 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’)
- Visual effects supervisor Dan Glass (‘The Matrix Reloaded,’ ‘The Matrix Revolutions’)
Further, filming will begin on February 10, 2020 in Chicago. The film’s working title is ‘Project Ice Cream’ and we at The GWW reported it back in June.
The film currently does not have a release date.