Jessica Henwick eyed for a lead role in The Matrix 4

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The cast of Warner Bros. The Matrix 4 keeps growing and growing, with Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick being eyed to star.

Deadline reports that the 27 year old actress is in talks for a lead role in The Matrix 4, though no details about her character were given.

She joins a cast that includes Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss from the original Matrix trilogy, plus new additions Yahya Abdul-Mateten II and Neil Patrick Harris, while Jada Pinkett Smith is in talks to return as Niobe as well.

Matrix star: The cast of Warner Bros. The Matrix 4 keeps growing and growing, with Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick being eyed to star

Matrix star: The cast of Warner Bros. The Matrix 4 keeps growing and growing, with Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick being eyed to star

Sources claim that Henwick performed 'quite strongly' during her audition, and that director/co-writer Lana Wachowski wants to have a female character similar to Reeves' Neo at the forefront of The Matrix 4.

There had been rumors of a new Matrix movie, for several months, with Warner Bros. confirmed the movie is happening in August. 

Lana Wachowski, who co-wrote and directed the original trilogy with sibling Lilly Wachowski, is directing and producing alongside Grant Hill, who produced the sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Strong audition: Sources claim that Henwick performed 'quite strongly' during her audition, and that director/co-writer Lana Wachowski wants to have a female character similar to Reeves' Neo at the forefront of The Matrix 4

Strong audition: Sources claim that Henwick performed 'quite strongly' during her audition, and that director/co-writer Lana Wachowski wants to have a female character similar to Reeves' Neo at the forefront of The Matrix 4

Wachowski also co-wrote with two writers she's worked with in the past, Cloud Atlas and Sense8 writer David Mitchell and another Sense8 writer, Aleksandr Hemon.

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have

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