Another Out Actor Joins “The Matrix 4”

They took the red pill!

Jonathan Groff is pivoting from kid-friendly animation to dystopian sci-fi.

Groff has officially joined the cast of The Matrix 4. The Looking alum is the second out actor to be cast in the sci-fi flick following Neil Patrick Harris—who, according to rumors, will play a villain in the iconic franchise’s latest installment.

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As Collider reports, Groff’s role—like the movie’s plot—is being kept under wraps for now, but we do know that Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith are all returning to reprise their roles from the original trilogy.

Trans filmmaker Lana Wachowski, known for the Matrix series and Netflix’s fan-favorite queer-inclusive series Sense8, is also back on board to write and direct the new Matrix movie.

Lea Michele took to Twitter to shout-out Groff, her fellow Spring Awakening alum and the “maid of honor” at her wedding.

“I am so proud of my incredible best friend!” she wrote. “This is going to be so AMAZING!”

This is just the latest big get for Groff, who recently headlined the hit off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. You can currently hear him in theaters as Kristoff in Frozen II, and he will reprise his role as FBI agent Holden Ford in the upcoming third season of Mindhunter on Netflix.

The Matrix 4, meanwhile, is scheduled to begin production at the beginning of 2020, according to Variety.

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