Deadline is exclusively reporting that Jessica Henwick is in negotiations with Warner Bros. and Lana Wachowski to join the cast for the upcoming fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise.
The 1999 film had us following Thomas A. Anderson, a seamlessly average computer programmer that worked as a computer hacker known by the name of Neo. When he’s contacted by the legendary hacker named Morpheus, he finds himself targeted by police. As Neo finally comes face to face with Morpheus, he wakes up in the real world….a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity has been captured by a race of machines that live off humans and who imprison their minds in an artificial reality known as the Matrix.
The Wachowski sisters (Lana and Lily) film spawned two sequels (The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions), with the trilogy making $1.6bn worldwide at the box office, and it also spawned an animated anthology feature titled The Animatrix.
Jessica Henwick’s (whose credits include Game of Thrones and Iron Fist) potential role is being kept under wraps, with Deadline’s sources telling them that she performed strongly during the audition process. There’s speculation that Lana Wachowski is aiming to have a female-like Neo as the forefront of this upcoming instalment.
Lana Wachowski will be writing the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as serve as producer alongside Grant Hill.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and distribute the film worldwide and sources claim that the film is being eyed to begin production at the top of 2020.