Deadline is exclusively reporting that Brian J. Smith is the last name to join the cast of Warner Bros. upcoming fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise from Lana Wachowski.
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.
Like the majority of the cast, it’s unclear what role Brian J. Smith (whose credits include Quantico and Sense8) will be playing in the film.
Lana Wachowski will be writing the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as serve as producer alongside Grant Hill.
Brian J. Smith will be joining a cast that includes Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Andrew Caldwell.
Matrix 4 is scheduled for cinematic release on the 21st May 2021.