“John Wick” Spinoff “Ballerina” With Ana de Armas Gets Summer 2024 Release
With John Wick: Chapter 4 kicking and punching its way to a franchise-best opening and nothing but love from the critics, the time is ripe for a little more from the Wick world. And who better to take the franchise in a new direction than Ana de Armas, the recent Oscar-nominee, who will be starring in the Wick spinoff Ballerina from director Len Wiseman. The film now has an official release date—June 7, 2024—and will find the rising star playing an assassin trained in the traditions of the Ruska Roma.
Like John Wick before here, our heroine is lured back into the assassin’s life after a personal tragedy, although unlike John Wick, who lost his dog in the first film, here our heroine loses her entire family. She will have plenty of reason to unleash her very particular set of skills.
Ballerina also boasts a great supporting cast—Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Norman Reedus, John Wick staple Ian McShane, and John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves, will make an appearance. The film also includes the late, great Lance Reddick, also a member of the Wickiverse.
Wiseman directs from a script by Shay Hatten and based on characters created by Derek Kolstad.
The Ballerina release date news comes on the heels of John Wick: Chapter 4 crossing the $250 million worldwide box office mark on Monday. There is plenty of appetite for the sensational action set pieces and the particular dark humor and mythology of the Wick World. With Ana de Armas in the lead role, there is a good chance Ballerina hits its mark and becomes a welcome addition to the Wick family.
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Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 26: Ana de Armas attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)