John Leguizamo is back to his Wick-ed ways…
The 51-year-old Colombian actor and comedian is set to return for the sequel to the sleeper hitman-themed hit John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves.
Filming has just begun in New York and will head to Rome in the New Year. As with the original, John Wick 2 will be directed by Chad Stahelski.
The original film centered on an ex-hitman (Reeves) who is brought out of retirement as he seeks revenge on a group of gangsters who took everything from him. Plot details are being kept under wraps for the sequel.
In addition to Leguizamo, who starred as Aurelio in the original, the sequel will see the return of Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Thomas Sadoski and Lance Reddick.
Newcomers to the film include Ruby Rose, Riccardo Scamarcio, Peter Stormare and Common.
Derek Kolstad (John Wick) wrote the screenplay.
The film will be released through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.
The original grossed $130.9 million worldwide last fall.