'Matrix 4' adds Neil Patrick Harris: report

Neil Patrick Harris has joined the cast of the upcoming "Matrix" film, according to a new report.

Per Variety, the star is set to join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, who will be reprising their roles, as well as a new addition, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

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Plot details are scarce, and no information on Harris' role was given by Warner Bros, according to the outlet. The plot is rumored to feature a young Morphius, but there has been no announcement regarding Laurence Fishburne returning for the film.

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The reboot of the franchise was announced in August, along with Reeves and Moss' return, as well as the return of writer-director Lana Wachowski, who helmed the previous three films with her sister Lilly.

Harris, 46, is known largely for his work in television work in "Doogie Howser, M.D., "How I Met Your Mother" and Netflix's "A Series Unfortunate Events." He also won a Tony Award for "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and appeared in the film "Gone Girl." This film will serve as Patrick's first role in a major film franchise.

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"Matrix 4" is expected to begin production in early 2020, and the studio expects a box office success, as the previous installments have grossed over $1.6 billion globally.