Ana de Armas May Play Lead in “John Wick” Spinoff “Ballerina”
If you saw No Time To Die, you saw just how phenomenal Ana de Armas was as the young CIA agent Paloma. In arguably the film’s most boisterous, giddy sequence, Armas’s Paloma, so nervous about her first mission she downs her entire martini in a single gulp, ends up being such a stellar agent even James Bond’s impressed. Paloma takes down a dozen (two dozen?) bad guys all on her own, in a thrilling action sequence that she seemed to delight in. This makes the news that Armas is in talks to star in the lead role in the upcoming John Wick spinoff film Ballerina so exciting.
Deadline reports that Armas is circling Ballerina, which has been in the works for a few years and will be centered on a young female assassin seeking revenge against the people who killed her family. Underworld director Len Wiseman is set to helm the film, based on John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum writer Shay Hatten’s script. Hatten is also writing the franchise’s Chapter 4 and Chapter 5, so the man is steeped in all things Wick.
Armas would be a stellar choice. She even pulled off some balletic moves in her splashy, all-too-brief sequence in No Time To Die, dispatching a slew of bad guys with twirling grace and some serious skill. She’ll next be seen in the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, which is due in 2022.
Check out some b-roll from the Cuba portion of No Time To Die where Armas practically stole the show from Daniel Craig’s James Bond:
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Featured image: Ana de Armas stars as Paloma in NO TIME TO DIE, an EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios film. Credit: Nicola Dove © 2021 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.