Report: The Matrix 4 Adds...Neil Patrick Harris!?

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The digital world of the Matrix has added another surprising name to its new cast.

Variety reports (and THR has since also posted) that A Series of Unfortunate Events and How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is the fourth cast member to join the recently announced Matrix continuation.

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No details about his character are available, but Patrick will be joining fellow series newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss, reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

Lana Wachowski will direct the picture—intriguingly a solo project for now without her sister Lily, who she collaborated with on the original Matrix trilogy, and co-wrote the script alongside Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, ahead of a planned 2020 production start.

We’ll bring you more on the plans for The Matrix 4 as and when we learn them.


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