Priyanka Chopra to star with Keanu Reeves in ‘Matrix 4’

Speculations about her signing the film began in January


Entertainment Desk July 07, 2020

Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra is actually going to be starring in the fourth installment of the Matrix series, reported Variety. She will be joining Hollywood legend Keanu Reeves, who is going to return with his iconic role of Neo in Matrix 4.

Speculations of negotiations between the former Miss World and the film-makers had sparked in January. But details of her prospective character are still being kept under wraps. The sequel will also feature Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris in the leading roles.

The makers of Matrix 4 have resumed shooting for the film in Berlin, with new safety measures and utmost precautions. Production for the sci-fi action had halted due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in May, reported Deadline. But the cast had signed up for eight extra weeks of shooting, according to Variety, after weeks of training for the fighting sequences.

Hollywood favourite Reeves said that the latest installment has a wonderful storyline and the film will release on April 1, 2022. The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow film is being directed by the series co-creator Lana Wachowski.
Chopra, on the other hand, also announced her collaboration with Amazon Studios last week. The Sky Is Pink actor’s ‘two-year, multi-million-dollar first-look television deal’ will allow her to bring more South Asian representation to the global television, said India Today.

She will also be seen in Sheela, an upcoming Netflix docu-series wherein she will portray the role of Ma Anand Sheela, assistant to guru Bhagwan Rajneesh (also known as Osho). Aside from these, Chopra also has The White Tiger in the pipeline, an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name, alongside Rajkummar Rao.

As for The Matrix, the original film of the franchise was released in 1999. It was heavily influenced by the martial arts inspired productions of the time. This was followed by two more parts that were released in 2003. All three films of the Matrix franchise received critical acclaim and were also praised by the audience.

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