When it comes to counting the number of Indian actors who successfully entered the Hollywood scene and established themselves, the names are rare, but topping the list is Priyanka Chopra Jonas who is not only a renowned name in Bollywood but also a known face in American cinema. Continuing to be a stellar success, she will be next seen in The Wachowskis’ Matrix 4 with Keanu Reeves– she has already joined the cast, who recently resumed the production which was halted owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be seen alongside actors like Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and hopefully Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus. As Hugo Weaving’s character was killed off in the third Matrix film, he will, sadly, not be seen in Matrix 4.
Apart from Priyanka, new cast members will also include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris. The film has been pushed to a release date of 4th April 2022 as production was earlier halted making a May 2021 release impossible. While Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ role in the film is yet to be disclosed, fans are hoping that the reports of the Matrix 4 cast were fight training for weeks before production began also includes the actress, which would guarantee some solid action from the Quantico star.
She shared how growing up, especially when she was a teenager, she “didn’t see representation of myself in American pop culture or even global pop culture outside of the stereotypical caricatures of South Asians.”
“My quest really is to be able to tell female stories, work with creators from around the world and create a cross-pollination of storytelling,” Priyanka shared. “Amazon is such a great partner to do that because their reach and outlook is so global.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is already collaborating with the streaming platform on two other television projects: Sangeet, which she co-produced with Nick Jonas and is based on the Indian pre-wedding tradition of the families of the bride and groom competing against each other by singing and dancing. She will also be seen in Anthony and Joe Russo’s spy series, Citadel, with Richard Madden.
As for the films in her kitty, apart from Keanu Reeves starrer Matrix 4, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is producing and starring in the Amazon Prime film Sheela, as Osho’s assistant, Ma Anand Sheela. She will be next seen in Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes with director Robert Rodriguez and The White Tiger, an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s best-seller of the same name, with Rajkummar Rao.