‘John Wick’ Ana de Armas Spinoff Hires ‘Promising Young Woman’ Screenwriter

Ahead of John Wick’s return next March, it’s been confirmed that Emerald Fennellthe Oscar-winning writer-director behind the 2020s Promising young womanis on board to help write the script for the upcoming spin-off film set in the John Wick universe Ballerina.

Revealed by Ana DeArmasstar of the upcoming revenge-fueled film, in an interview with Elle magazine, Fennell was brought in to help polish the script and is working alongside Shay Hattonwriter of 2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellumand director of the next film Len Wiseman. In the interview with Elle magazine, de Armas spoke about the importance of having a female writer and voice on the project. “It was really important to me to hire a screenwriter, because up until that point when I got involved in the project, it was just the director, Len Wiseman, and one other guy. And I was like, ‘This isn’t going to work.’ So I interviewed, like, five or six women writers. We hired Emerald Fennell, who I was so proud of,” de Armas told the magazine.

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Fennell is known for her work as a writer and director of Promising young womana film that saw her win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 2021 Oscars. She also served as showrunner for the spy thriller series Kill Eve and also appeared in season 2 of Netflix’s royal drama The crown. It should then appear in the Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling– featuring Barbie film scheduled for release on July 21, 2023.

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The finer details of Ballerina have not yet been disclosed. What is known is that the film will center on the character of De Armas, who is a young ballet school-trained assassin seen in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The story sees her embark on a quest for revenge against those who killed her family. That’s all that’s really known about the movie at the moment, with no additional cast members for the upcoming spinoff movie currently being announced.


There is currently no word on when we can expect to see Ballerina hitting theaters, but we know that the next movie starring Keanu Prefectit’s John Wick Wick jeans 4is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2023, with a fifth installment in the series currently in development.