‘Ballerina’: ICONIC Anjelica Huston reprises her role as The Director in ‘John Wick’ spin-off

‘Ballerina’: ICONIC Anjelica Huston reprises her role as The Director in ‘John Wick’ spin-off
Anjelica Huston is back as the Director, a fearsome crime boss first seen in 'John Wick 3: Parabellum.' (Lionsgate)

The iconic 'Addams Family' actress Anjelica Huston is pirouetting back into the world of 'John Wick' in the upcoming spinoff 'Ballerina.' She will reprise her role as the Director, a fearsome crime boss first glimpsed in 'John Wick 3: Parabellum.' 

Apparently the idea of 'Ballerina,' was formed around the scenes with Anjelica in ‘John Wick 3.'  It is intended to be the fifth film and seventh installment overall of the 'John Wick' franchise. Besides Huston, there is also Ana De Armas who garnered praise for portraying Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix film 'Blonde.' Another franchise favorite, Ian McShane, will return in 'Ballerina' as Winston, the manager of the Continental Hotel, while John Wick himself, played by Keanu Reeves, is expected to make an appearance in the spinoff story although it is not known how much screen time Reeves will have in the spin-off.  


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'Ballerina' stars de Armas as a young female assassin who seeks revenge against those who killed her family. Len Wiseman is directing the film, which was written by Shay Hatten. Production is already underway. Before 'Ballerina' premieres on the big screen, Reeves is charting the path for the spin-off with 'John Wick: Chapter 4,' which opens in theaters on March 24, 2023. The first three installments in the action-heavy vegnance franchise have been commercially successful, grossing a combined 587 million dollars worldwide.

 According to producer Erica Lee: "Anjelica Huston is an icon and is nothing less than Hollywood royalty. The world of Wick is always made richer by her commanding screen presence." Nobody disagrees, as Huston, scored Oscar nominations for 'The Grifters' and 'Enemies, A Love Story,' recently lent her voice to Wes Anderson’s 'The French Dispatch' and appeared in the 2020 war film 'Waiting for Anya.' After reluctantly making her big screen debut in her father's 'A Walk with Love and Death,' Anjelica Huston moved from London to New York City, where she worked as a model throughout the 1970s, and then went on to being one of the biggest movie stars the world has seen.

Regardless, Huston's The Director is in charge of the Ruska Roma, a crime organization that has an understanding of The High Table, which is considered to be the governing authority of the criminal underworld. She is also known as the mother figure of the legendary assassin John Wick, who was trained in his childhood by the Ruska Roma before he left. 'Ballerina' is currently filming in Prague.

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