All upcoming Ana de Armas roles
The “Blonde” Oscar nominee will star in the John Wick spin-off “Ballerina” and is rumored to be making her Marvel debut.
Ana de Armas continues her in-demand status with a series of upcoming projects.
The 2023 Oscar nominee admitted that they did not want to enjoy the role of Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde”, but her filmography spoke for itself. Since breaking out stateside in the 2015 erotic thriller Knock Knock opposite Keanu Reeves, de Armas has become a Bond girl, transformed into an American icon and cemented her A-list status as an Oscar contender. He appeared in “Blade Runner 2049” and “Knives Out,” while also making three films with Chris Evans, including the upcoming action comedy “Ghosted.”
The “No Time to Die” actress previously said there was “no need” for a female James Bond role, and perhaps because as a proven action star, de Armas is a Bond in her own right.
“You shouldn’t steal someone else’s character to take over,” de Armas said in July 2022. “I want the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond is still a man, to be brought to life in a different way. That they get a more significant part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than turning things around.”
De Armas flipped the script in the Russo Brothers’ “The Gray Man” to deepen his character’s motivational arc, the “Deep Water” star said.
“The truth is that I never thought I would be an action actor. It’s none of my business,” de Armas said Elle. “You have to be careful because that’s not what I want to focus on. To be honest, this is not where I feel most comfortable because I feel ridiculous. And that takes a lot of work.”
Keep scrolling to see what de Armas is working on next.
De Armas stars alongside Chris Evans in AppleTV+’s “Ghosted,” directed by Dexter Fletcher (“Rocketman”) and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The action film follows a hopeless romantic (Evans) who tracks down the woman of his dreams (de Armas) after she doesn’t respond to his texts. It turns out that he is a CIA agent on a new mission, and soon the pair become embroiled in international espionage.
Stars de Armas and Evans serve as executive producers, with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick serving as producers. “Ghosted” premieres April 21 on Apple TV+.
The “John Wick” spin-off film “Ballerina” centers on a young female assassin named Rooney who seeks revenge against the murderers of her family. Rooney uses the traditions of the Russian Roma to hunt down those who wronged him. Norman Reedus, Gabriel Byrne and Catalina Sandino Moreno round out the cast, with “John Wick” stars Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston and late star Lance Reddick also appearing.
“Ballerina” is directed by Len Wiseman and written by Shay Hatten, who revealed that the prequel will “solve” John Wick’s mysterious background.
“This is a character who we know went to the same ballet academy as John. I think in ‘Ballerina’ you’re going to see some hints of what John experienced in his lineage, but through the eyes of another character,” Hatten said. ScreenRant. “It still resolves some of Wick’s answers, just through the eyes of a new character.”
De Armas, who starred on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” said the production left him “in pain.”
“We have been filming in Prague for four months. We still have a month to go. And I’m in pain, he said in January 2023. “You know, my body, my back, everything hurts. I complain, it hurts, I have a bruise. “Bond” was 15 minutes. It’s a whole movie, another level.”
“But the other day Keanu and I were rehearsing our very difficult stunt scene, and this man is just rolling and throwing and doing crazy stunts.” And I’m like – I can’t complain anymore. Because he does! He really is the best.”
The film will be released on June 7, 2024.
“Common Security Area”
De Armas will lead the remake of the 2000 Korean action film “Joint Security Area,” which was the highest-grossing film in Korean history at the time. This time, however, the film is set in Mexico, with Armas playing a Spanish infantry lawyer who is dispatched by The Hague to investigate a shootout between US Marines and Mexican special forces. A love affair develops between the lawyer and a marine.
“Gladiator” screenwriter David Franzoni is writing and directing the film, which also stars Demián Bichir.
“Waiting for Helen”
Originally announced in 2018, fans are still waiting for an update on Kevin Pollak’s “Waiting for Helen.” The official logline reads: Detective Franklin tells a stranger the story of a young waitress named Helen who befriended a customer and was asked to help prove her husband’s infidelity. Franklin must solve Helen’s case before the night is over or it will be his life.
Writer-director Pollak said Species at the time, de Armas was his “first choice” for the role of Helen.
“I needed an extraordinary combination of stunning beauty and breathtaking depth of character,” said Pollack. “Ana was my first choice for Helen and I feel very lucky to be able to direct her in this role.”
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