BALLERINA: The “Female-Centric” John Wick Film Taps UNDERWORLD Director Len Wiseman to Helm

By: John M Jerva

It’s been a long while since I made the initial post about this film on my older site but it seems like we finally have some movement on Ballerina which is being hailed as the “female-centric” John Wick. The plan is to mold the film so it fits within the universe inhabited by Baba Yaga.

Ballerina makes a cameo in John Wick: Chapter 3

According to Deadline, Underworld Helmer Len Wiseman has been recruited by Lionsgate to direct the film and he has plenty of experience in women kicking ass as he has directed Kate Beckinsale in the vampire vs werewolves franchise.

According to Deadline: Ballerina focuses on a young female assassin who seeks revenge against the people who killed her family. The picture is on a fast track, with a script by Shay Hatten, whose credits include the Zack Snyder-directed Army of the Dead for Netflix and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Director Len Wiseman

The picture is being produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Chad Stahelski, with John Wick star Keanu Reeves an executive producer along with Kaley Smalley, head of development for Wiseman’s Sketch Films.

Evidently, the character of Ballerina was touched upon briefly in John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum as actress Unity Phelan was credited as playing the character but it would probably be played by a different person in the film spin-off.

There are also rumors that Keanu Reeves night make an appearance in the film and he is also gearing up for the fourth movie in the franchise. Take that with a grain of salt of course.

Wiseman is also known for directing Live Free Or Die Hard and has also been directing TV series such as Hawaii 5-O, Lucifer and most recently Swamp Thing.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more details to come on Ballerina.

About The Author: John M Jerva is the owner and editor-in-chief of and is a DIE HARD fan of everyhting Action! From the glorious past to the thrilling future, John lives and breathes action!


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