Moroccan-French actor Said Taghmaoui has joined the cast of “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” currently filming in Morocco.
Taghmaoui announced the news on his Twitter account. He shared three photos of the movie shoot featuring the Moroccan desert, Taghmaoui’s chair, and a selfie with Keanu Reeves (John Wick).
The “La Haine” actor also posted a video of himself driving in the middle of the desert with the caption, “I love my job.”
There are currently no details of what role Taghmaoui is playing in John Wick, which is scheduled to be released May 2019.
In addition to the headlining star, Keanu Reeves, Taghmaoui joins some big names in the roster, including Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, and Halle Berry.
John Wick 3 Casts Wonder Woman’s Said Taghmaoui. Though it’s unclear who he’ll be playing at the moment, he’s already in the middle of filming on location alongside John Wick’s lead, Keanu Reeves. https://t.co/bONO4XJLiN
— Kat (@Keanuital) 5 novembre 2018
The first two John Wick films claimed both critical and commercial success around the globe. The third installment in the John Wick film series is expected to outgross its predecessors.
After Taghmaoui’s roles in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “American Hustle,” and “Wonder Woman,” the 45-year-old actor’s latest movie may be one of the best action films in this decade.
This year, Said Taghmaoui joined the prestigious Hollywood institution, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, otherwise known as the Oscars, becoming the third Moroccan to join after filmmakers Nabil Ayouch and Khadija Alami.