Matrix 4 has been creating waves ever since the fourth installment of the acclaimed film Matrix was announced. While most of the cast from the earlier films is set to return to the franchise, makers have now made an announcement regarding a new cast member. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is the latest addition to the ensemble cast for the upcoming film.
He joins Keanu Reeves who plays the lead ( Thomas A. Anderson) and Carrie-Anne Moss ( Trinity), who will be reprising their roles in the film, as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who was tapped as one of the leads last week, reported variety.com.
While plot details are currently unknown, fans are excited to watch the fourth film of the science fiction action franchise.
Earlier, there were speculations around the appearance of a young Morpheus, but a report in Variety said that Harris’ specific role has not been revealed officially.
Warner Bros. had made the announcement of the fourth Matrix movie in August 2019.
The Wachowskis are returning to write and direct the film, only this time it is going to be one of the sisters, Lana who will be helming the project.
Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell co-wrote the script with Wachowski, who will also produce the film with Grant Hill.
Matrix 4 is expected to begin production at the beginning of 2020.
The iconic trilogy is by far one of the most important films of the last 20 years. It re-defined action and motion, dystopian setting, virtual reality and special effects in cinema.
The three previous films from the franchise, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions earned more than $ 1.6 billion dollars at the global box office.
The role is a huge land for the How I Met Your Mother star in what would mark his first tentpole with a major studio. Harris was most recently seen in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
On the film side his recent films have included Alexander Payne’s Downsizing and David Fincher’s Gone Girl.
Jada Pinkett Smith is also in negotiations to reprise her role as Niobe in The Matrix 4, reported Variety.
She played the role in the previous three films.