Nona Gaye to be in Matrix II
Ali starlet Nona Gaye, daughter of Motown legend Marvin Gaye, will fill the shoes of the late singer-actress Aaliyah in Warner Bros. Pictures' sequels to The Matrix.
Gaye will portray Zee, a role that is introduced in the second film, The Matrix Reloaded, and expands considerably in the third instalment, The Matrix Revolutions. She will begin shooting in Sydney next week.
When Aaliyah was killed last August in a plane crash, she had completed the initial shooting for Reloaded in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was scheduled to wrap principal photography on both films early this year.
Reloaded is slated for release on May 23, 2003, with Revolutions to follow in November. The three stars of the original sci-fi action thriller - Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne - also are returning in the sequels.