Willem Dafoe to star in "John Wick"

September 13th, 2013

Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of 'John Wick'.

The 'Spider Man' actor - who is a two-time Oscar Nominee - is set to star as hitman Marcus in the new thriller, which will see his alter-ego hired to take out Keanu Reeves' title character, who is a former contract killer himself, according to Deadline.

Marcus is a close pal of Wick and he is the one that convinces him to ditch his killer profession after his wife is struck dead, but it's only later that things turn nasty when Marcus is given the task to kill his best friend.

The movie was penned by Derek Kolstad and is yet to be given a release date.

Dafoe recently joined 'The Fault In Our Stars' and will also appear in Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace'.

Meanwhile, Reeves will star in the upcoming action film '47 Ronin', which is set for release on Christmas day in the US and Boxing Day in the UK.