Priyanka Chopra Jonas is joining the cast of Lana Wachowski’s new The Matrix movie, coming to theaters on May 21, 2021. According to Variety, the cast of the film has been in fight training for weeks before principal photography starts soon in Northern California.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently starred in and co-produced The Sky Is Pink, an independent foreign language film that premiered as an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. She’ll star in the upcoming Netflix films We Can Be Heroes by Robert Rodriguez, and an adaptation of the Man Booker Prize winning novel The White Tiger, which she is also executive producing.
Additionally, Chopra Jonas is developing an “untitled” Indian wedding comedy with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor for Universal, which she will co-produce and star in. Chopra Jonas is a National Film Award winner with more than 55 films to her credit. She made her American TV acting debut on the hit drama Quantico, which aired for three seasons on ABC.
The Matrix movie cast also includes the previously-announced Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Max Riemelt, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris.
Lana Wachowski — the co-creator of the record-breaking and genre-defining world of The Matrix — is set to write, direct and produce the all-new film, returning audiences to the reality-bending universe. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Wachowski is producing the film together with Grant Hill. The Matrix 4 screenplay is by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
The three previous films (buy the collection) — The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) — have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.