Ana de Armas convinced the John Wick spin-off to hire a writer

Ana de Armas revealed that she hired Promising young woman screenwriter Emerald Fennell to co-write the script for the upcoming John Wick spin off, Ballerina.

De Armas will play the titular ballerina, who follows a young woman raised as an assassin who must hunt down the hitmen who killed her family.

However, when it was revealed that the female-led film would be directed and written by two men, Len Wiseman and Shay Hatten, the excitement quickly died down.

That is, until de Armas announced his hiring of Fennell, who won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for the 2020 thriller. Promising young woman.

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The no time to die the actress said She that she felt it was essential to hire a female writer since she joined the project.

“It was really important for me to hire a writer, because up until that point when I got involved in the project, it was just the director, Len Wiseman, and one other guy,” she explained. “And I was like, ‘This isn’t going to work.’

“So I interviewed, like, five or six female writers. We hired Emerald Fennell, who I was so proud of.”

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De Armas then spoke of his surprise at the dated “conversations” still taking place in the United States today.

She added: “I grew up in the most macho culture, and at the same time Cuba is so free in so many other ways that sometimes I’m shocked by the things I hear that are still conversations in this. country. . I’m like, ‘Are we still here?'”

De Armas can next be seen in the upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic Blond this month of September. She’ll star as the iconic actress in this fictionalized take on her life, following her journey from Norma Jeane Baker to the world’s most wanted celebrity.

Ballerinathe release date is still unknown. Blond was released on Netflix on September 23.

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