Lana Wachowski’s ‘Matrix 4’: Jessica Henwick in Talks for Lead Role

The long-gestating ‘The Matrix 4’ now has Jessica Henwick in talks to join the cast in a lead role. However, her role is under wraps.

Henwick is popular for playing Colleen Wing in the Netflix shows ‘Iron Fist,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘The Defenders.’ She was also Nymeria Sand in the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ and Jess Testor in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Next, she has a busy 2020 with Disney/Fox’s ‘Underwater’ (January 10, 2020), Paramount’s ‘Monster Problems’ (March 6, 2020), WB’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong (March 13, 2020), and A24/Apple’s ‘On the Rocks’ (Spring 2020).

She would join 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’) 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. Jada Pinkett Smith (‘Girls Trip’) is in talks to return as Niobe.

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Meanwhile, Lana Wachowski (‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Sense8’) serves as writer, director, and producer on the fourth ‘Matrix’ film, currently without a title. Wachowski 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’)
  • 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.

Source: Deadline

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