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Keanu Reeves confirmed for 'John Wick 2'

The 50-year-old actor portrayed the title character in the original 2014 movie.

By Annie Martin
Keanu Reeves confirmed for 'John Wick 2'
Keanu Reeves will return as the title character in 'John Wick 2.' File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Keanu Reeves is confirmed for John Wick 2.

Lionsgate co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger announced the project Monday, and revealed original screenwriter Derek Kolstad and directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch will also return for the sequel.

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"With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell," acquisitions and co-productions president Jason Constantine said in a statement. "We promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around."

John Wick was released in October 2014, and stars Reeves as a retired hitman seeking revenge on the Russian mobsters who killed his puppy. The movie co-stars Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen and Adrianne Palicki, and earned over $78 million on a $20 million budget.

Reeves is scheduled for a number of other upcoming projects, including courtroom drama The Whole Truth with Renee Zellweger, detective film Daughter of God with Mira Sorvino and new Nicholas Winding Refn thriller The Neon Demon with Christina Hendricks.

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