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Neil Patrick Harris is uploading himself to The Matrix 4.
The actor is in talks to join a cast that also includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Lana Wachowski, co-creator and director of The Matrix, is directing the new installment for Warner Bros. The studio is producing and distributing the pic with Village Roadshow Productions.
Wachowski, who is also producing the fourth Matrix installment with Grant Hill, co-wrote the screenplay with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
Plot details are being kept under wraps at this stage.
Harris spent almost a decade starring on the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother and more recently spent three seasons starring as Count Olaf in Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. That has kept him away from larger roles in movies, but in recent years he has appeared in such films as David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing.
The Matrix, released in 1999, was a box office hit and spawned two sequels, 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Combined, the films have grossed $1.63 billion globally.
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