Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of 'The Matrix 4'

The film will see the return of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity


Words: Steve Brown

Jonathan Groff has been cast in an undisclosed role for The Matrix 4.

Back in 1999, the Wachowski sisters, Lana and Lilly, helmed the first instalment of the hit sci-fi franchise – which went on to spawn two sequels – and starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne.

Although the third movie saw the demise of the main characters Neo (Reeves) and Trinity (Moss), Lana Wachowski recently confirmed she is working on a fourth film with Reeves and Moss reprising their iconic roles- making her the first out, transgender director is helming a Hollywood blockbuster.

Now, according to Collider, Jonathan Groff – who is best known for voicing Kristoff in the Frozen franchise – has joined the cast in a currently undisclosed role.

Groff marks the second gay actor to join the franchise after How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris was revealed to have joined the movie.

Other casting rumours include Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – who is reportedly signed on to play a young Morpheus.

Jada Pinkett Smith, who played Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, is also reportedly in talks to reprise her role in the fourth film in the franchise.

The film is set to begin production in 2020.