TheWrap reports that Spartacus and Into The Badlands actress Ellen Hollman has taken an undisclosed role in Lana Wachowski’s new Matrix movie. 

The still-untitled fourth film in The Matrix saga continues to round out its cast and production has added Spartacus alum Ellen Hollman, an individual with knowledge exclusively tells TheWrap.

The untitled Matrix 4 is said to be a direct continuation of the previous films and has plenty of secrets concerning the plot. 

New additions to the cast like Ellen consist of Jessica Henwick (Godzilla vs Kong, Iron Fist, Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Aquaman, Candyman), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), Erendira Ibarra (Sense8), Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl, Starship Troopers), Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter, Frozen), Toby Onwumere, Andrew Caldwell, and Brian J. Smith (Sense8, Treadstone). 

Filming under the working title of Project Ice Cream kicked-off in San Francisco, California this month.  

There is a good shot that the film will launch a brand new trilogy. 

Here is what we know so far about Matrix 4. 

  • Lana Wachowski co-wrote the script with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
  • Neo and Trinity will be returning with Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss reprising their roles. 
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith is back as Niobe. 
  • Jessica Henwick is reportedly playing a new “Neo-like” character.
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II might be playing a young Morpheus. 
  • French actor Lambert Wilson says he’ll return as the villainous program The Merovingian.
  • Hugo Weaving almost returned the role of Agent Smith but had to decline. 
  • Filming had been taking place in San Francisco but will be moving to Studio Babelsberg which is located outside of Berlin, Germany in Potsdam. 
  • The release date is set for March 21st, 2021 which is also the release date of John Wick: Chapter 4. 

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question — What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. 

They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.


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