Willem Dafoe has been cast in the upcoming thriller John Wick alongside Keanu Reeves.

The Spider-Man star will play a hitman named Marcus who is hired to kill the title character (Reeves), a former contract killer.

According to Deadline, Marcus is also Wick's close friend, who encouraged him to leave the profession after his wife died.

Derek Kolstad wrote the script for John Wick but it is not yet known who will direct.

Dafoe recently joined The Fault In Our Stars and also will appear in Scott Cooper’s Out Of The Furnace, Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.