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Ian McShane to Reprise John Wick Role in Ballerina

Lionsgate has closed a deal for Ian McShane to reprise his role as Winston, the manager of The Continental Hotel, to star opposite Ana de Armas in Ballerina, the new film set in the John Wick universe.

Ian McShane will also reprise his role as Winston in John Wick: Chapter 4, which will be released in theaters everywhere on March 23, 2023.

Ian McShane to Reprise John Wick Role in Ballerina

Len Wiseman is directing the film from a screenplay by Shay Hatten. The movie is now in production.

Producing Ballerina are Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, and Chad Stahelski. Brady Fujikawa and Chelsea Kujawa are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.

Ian McShane

“We’re thrilled to have Ian McShane joining us for a pivotal role in Ballerina. He’s been such an integral part of the franchise since the original John Wick,” said producer Basil Iwanyk.

“It’s been fun to have him on this journey as the Wick universe expands.”

McShane was most recently seen as Mr. Wednesday in the hit Starz television series American Gods. He also served as executive producer on the series.

American Gods is the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel. McShane also recently voiced a role in Netflix’s animated film My Father’s Dragon.

McShane previously won a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Al Swearengen in the HBO western series Deadwood before reprising the iconic role in the subsequent film, Deadwood: The Movie.

His screen career is comprised of notable television and film roles, beginning with Ralph Thomas’ BAFTA-nominated 1962 feature The Wild and the Willing and including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Huntsman, Hellboy, and Sexy Beast.

The actor’s credits also include Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Pillars of the Earth and Kings, and he produced and starred in the acclaimed series Lovejoy for the BBC.

Ian McShane is represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group, Gallant Management, Wolf-Kasteler and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.


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