Priyanka Chopra has chosen the red pill and joins The Matrix 4

The cast keeps getting better (Picture: REX)

Priyanka Chopra has joined The Matrix 4 and we’re assuming she’s taking the red pill.

The Baywatch star is in negotiations to join the still-untitled highly-anticipated sequel.

She will be joining Keanu Reeves, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Carrie-Anne Moss and Neil Patrick Harris on the movie.

However, there is still no information on the type of character the 37-year-old will be playing.

The first Matrix film was released in 1999 and was quickly followed by The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003, which means we’ve been waiting for 17 unforgiving years.

Priyanka quickly became an international icon and debuted in the US on the ABC drama Quantico.

It made her the first Indian-born actor to star as the lead of a primetime network series and even won a People’s Choice Award for it in 2016.

It is still not known what role she’ll be playing (Picture: Mark RALSTON / AFP)
This, but with Priyanka’s face (Picture: Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures/Kobal/REX/Shuttershock)

The Matrix, which is being directed by co-creator Lana Wachowski, will start filming soon in Northern California, according to Variety reports.

Meanwhile, it was recently discovered that Brad Pitt turned down the leading role in The Matrix.

We can’t imagine him as Neo now that we have our beloved Keanu but we can’t help but wonder…

The 56-year-old, who is Oscar-nominated for his role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, was asked during a talk at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival about roles he had passed on.

Pitt said: ‘I’ll give you one, only one because I really believe it was never mine. It’s not mine. It’s someone else’s and they go and make it. I really do believe in that. I really do.

‘But I did pass on the Matrix. I took the red pill.’

The Matrix is returning for a fourth instalment (Picture: Moviestore/REX)

While we can’t imagine anyone other than Keanu as Neo, the role could have actually went to a host of famous faces.

Nicolas Cage turned down the role due to ‘family obligations’.

Warner Bros pushed for Pitt and Val Kilmer, while directors The Wachowskis wanted Johnny Depp.

And Will Smith famously turned down the role to work on Wild Wild West, so he’s got… that going for him.

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