LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 06: Anjelica Huston arrives at the 10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By GucciLos Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)
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Anjelica Huston Is Officially Joining Ballerina, The Ana de Armas-Led John Wick Spin-Off
“Ballerina” is the first spin-off within the “John Wick” franchise, and will follow Ana de Armas as the titular dancer who is seeking vengeance against those who killed her family. It’s been known that Ian McShane is returning as The Continental hotel manager, but what’s more exciting is that Anjelica Huston will once again be playing The Director.
Huston's The Director is the head of the Ruska Roma crime organization last seen in “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” and is responsible for training young dancers in the suffering of art, as well as teaching young fighters to be quite deadly. Production is now underway under filmmaker Len Wiseman, and Shay Hatten wrote the screenplay.
According to a press release, Erica Lee, one of the movie's producers, said: "The idea of 'Ballerina' was formed around the scenes with Anjelica in 'John Wick 3.' 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."