Keanu Reeves had Laurence Fishburne cast in John Wick sequel

Keanu Reeves helped his The Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne land a role in his new John Wick sequel.
The actors grew close shooting the Matrix trilogy from 1999 to 2003, and they have reunited on the big screen for action movie John Wick: Chapter Two, in which Keanu reprises his role as the titular hitman from the 2014 original.
Now Laurence is opening up about how he scored his new job, and he has his old pal to thank for putting in a good word with director Chad Stahelski, who previously worked with Keanu as his stunt double on The Matrix films.
“Keanu and I have remained friends and we saw each other and I told him I watched the movie (John Wick) and loved it,” he recalled to
“He was about to start the movie again and I was like, ‘Yo, man, you gotta talk to Chad and tell him that your boy Fish wants to come get down,’ because I really wanted to be a part of it. They found something for me to do, and it was really cool.”
Laurence has been cast as a character known as The Bowery King in the sequel, which was shot in New York and Rome, Italy.
“I’m a part of another world that exists inside the world of John Wick,” the 54-year-old teased. “That wasn’t something that was clear in the first movie. It’s like a part of his world that exists but you wouldn’t know about it, and it won’t really be revealed until the second movie.”
John Wick: Chapter Two will also star Ian McShane and rapper/actor Common, who has been cast as the sequel’s villain.