‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ casts Halle Berry *and* Anjelica Houston and this is so fucking good
Halle Berry and Anjelica Houston have joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 3. This is not only is this good news for fans of the franchise, but also for Berry and Houston too. Now, both actresses now can claim to have starred in the final film in the greatest trilogy of all time.
Oscar winner Halle Berry has signed on to appear opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 3.
Berry confirmed the casting news on Instagram, where she posted a photo of a note written on Continental stationery that reads, “See you in a year, Mr. Wick.”
The announcement of Berry’s casting is accompanied by that of Anjelica Houston as The Director, who oversees the High Table of the secret cabal of assassins behind the acclaimed film series. They’re joined by Jason Mantzoukas (The League) as the Tick Tock Man, Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 the Grave) as rival hitman Zero, and Asia Kate Dillon (Billions) as the Adjudicator of the High Table. Rounding out the new additions are Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman from The Raid films as new opponents for Reeves, who will also reunite with The Man of Tai Chi co-star Tiger Hu Chen.
The cast also includes Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) and returning cast members include Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose and Common.
Details on Berry’s character are still under wraps, although she’s not believed to portray an antagonist. The John Wick sequel is now filming in New York City with returning director Chad Stahelski at the helm.
Picking up directly after the events of John Wick: Chapter 2, the sequel has the titular hitman attempting to flee New York City after a $14 million open contract is placed on his head for killing of a high-ranking member of the series’ secret assassin order on the grounds of the Continental, a safe haven for assassins around the world. With rival assassins stalking him from the shadows and his allies having abandoned him, Wick must fight his way out of New York if he hopes to survive.
John Wick: Chapter 3 opens May 17, 2019.