John Wick (film)

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John Wick
John Wick TeaserPoster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Chad Stahelski
Produced by Basil Iwanyk
Mike Witherill
Written by Derek Kolstad
Starring Keanu Reeves
Bridget Moynahan
Willem Dafoe
Music by Tyler Bates
Joel J. Richard
Cinematography Jonathan Sela
Edited by Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
MJW Films
Thunder Road Pictures
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • October 24, 2014 (2014-10-24)
Country United States
Language English

John Wick is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Alfie Allen, Ian McShane and Willem Dafoe.


A former hitman is pursued by an old friend who was contracted by a crime boss to kill him.



On May 7, 2013, Keanu Reeves was added to the directing debut of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski to play the title role John Wick, producing by Thunder Road Pictures.[1] On September 12 Willem Dafoe also joined the cast to play the villain role.[3] Adrianne Palicki, Alfie Allen, Dean Winters and Michael Nyqvist were subsequently added in supporting roles.[5] On October 14 Bridget Moynahan joined the cast to play Reeves' character John Wick's wife.[2] On October 15 Jason Isaacs also joined the lead cast of the film.[4] On November 27 Daniel Bernhardt also joined cast of the film.[6] On December 2013, the Candy Shop Boys including violinist Scott Tixier and singer Sophia Urista were added to the cast to perform in a scene with Keanu Reeves in New York City.[8] On August 11, 2014, it was announced that Lionsgate picked the film for US distributions rights.[9]


On December 1, 2013 Reeves and Dafoe were filming several scenes in New York City.[10] On December 19 Reeves was spotted filming a scene at the banquet hall Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[11]


On July 11, 2014, it was announced that Tyler Bates and Joel Richard would compose the music for the film.[12]

Marketing and promotion[edit]

On September 12, 2014, the first trailer was released.[13]


On August 14, 2014, it was announced that the film will be released on October 24, 2014.[14]


  1. ^ a b Kay, Jeremy (May 7, 2013). "Keanu Reeves to star in John Wick". Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kilday, Gregg (October 14, 2013). "Bridget Moynahan Joins Keanu Reeves Thriller 'John Wick'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (September 12, 2013). "Willem Dafoe Joins Keanu Reeves Hitman Thriller ‘John Wick’". Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Eames, Tom (October 15, 2013). "Jason Isaacs joins Keanu Reeves film 'John Wick'". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "‘John Wick’ Adds Quartet To Cast". September 19, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Daniel Bernhardt Joins ‘John Wick’". November 27, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "IMDB". IMDB. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "CSB official website ’". December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kay, Jeremy (August 11, 2014). "Lionsgate acquires John Wick". Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Keanu Reeves filming ‘John Wick’ in NYC last night". December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Keanu Reeves wields big gun while filming 'John Wick' in Brooklyn". Daily News (New York). December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "‘John Wick’ to Feature Music by Tyler Bates & Joel Richard". July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ Anderton, Ethan (September 12, 2014). "Watch: Keanu Reeves Wants Revenge in First Trailer for 'John Wick'". Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ ""John Wick" gets release date". August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 

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