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Donnie Yen is set to join the cast of John Wick 4 with Keanu Reeves.

The 57-year-old actor will portray a friend of Reeves’ Wick character with common enemies in the Lionsgate movie, Deadline reported on Thursday.

The Chinese actor-director has past been seen in Mulan, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

‘We are very lucky to have Donnie Yen join the franchise,’ director Chad Stahelski told the outlet. ‘I am looking forward to working with him in this exciting new role.’

Producer Basil Iwanyk said that Yen ‘will bring a vibrant and powerful energy to the franchise.

‘We were determined to bring him on board to John Wick 4 and are thrilled for the opportunity to have such a major talent to collaborate with Keanu.’

Last month, the casting of Japanese-British pop star Rina Sawayama was announced, as Stahelski called the entertainer, who is making her feature film debut, ‘an incredible talent who’ll bring so much to the film.’

Sawayama previously attended Cambridge University and went on to a career in modeling and later music. She’s had hits with tracks including XS, Comme des Garçons, and Chosen Family (which featured Elton John).

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