ionsgate is looking to expand the world of John Wick. According to insider Daniel Richtman, the studio is eyeing Chloë Grace Moretz to star in Ballerina.
It was announced in October that Swamp Thing director Len Wiseman would helm the spinoff focused on a retired assassin who seeks revenge after her entire family is murdered. Now it seems the film has found its star.
Richtman revealed on his Patreon that the studio is interested in Moretz to star as Rooney Brown. The character was orphaned at a young age and trained as a killer that travels the globe eliminating terrorists, and other targets, but she strictly refuses to kill anyone that she doesn’t believe deserves death. After being targeted by a rival organization, Rooney retires but then seeks revenge when her entire family is slaughtered. She’s strong, ruthless, and seemingly cold in her approach to killing – but exhibits some humanity along the way.
It appears that the studio wants to solidify Ballerina‘s connection to the John Wick series as Anjelica Huston and Keanu Reeves are both in talks to reprise their respective roles.
Shay Hatten is currently writing the film with Basil Iwanyk, and Erica Lee set to produce.