‘John Wick 2’ Adds Ruby Rose, Peter Stormare and a Few Returning Favorites
John Wick 2 has already begun filming in New York with Keanu Reeves returning as the eponymous badass hitman pulled out of retirement by some unsavory criminals. We recently learned that Reeves will be joined by returning cast member Ian McShane, as well as rapper / actor Common in a villainous role. Today brings news of even more John Wick casting, with several faces both new and familiar joining the lineup.
Deadline reports that John Wick stars Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan and Tom Sadowski are returning for John Wick 2. Reddick will reprise the role of Charon, the Continental Hotel manager who provides lodging for an assortment of interesting assassins. Moynahan will return as Helen, John Wick’s dead wife, while Leguizamo returns as Aurelio and Sadowski will once again play Jimmy.
As for the newcomers, Orange Is the New Black breakout star Ruby Rose, the always-delightful character actor Peter Stormare, and Burnt star Riccardo Scamarcio have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated sequel, although no details have been revealed about their characters at this time.
John Wick directing duo Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are producing the film, with Stahelski riding solo in the director’s chair for the sequel as Leitch prepares to head into production on The Coldest City with Charlize Theron.