Moss to grow on ‘Matrix’

'Chocolat' thesp inks for 2 sequels

Carrie-Anne Moss has closed a deal to join Keanu Reeves in writer-directors Larry and Andy Wachowski’s two sequels to “The Matrix” and also inked to play Judi Dench’s daughter in Miramax Films “Chocolat.”

The new installments of “The Matrix” are skedded to begin production next fall in a 250-day shoot. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are again co-financing the pic.

In “Chocolat,” Moss joins Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche and Alfred Molina, with Lasse Hallstrom poised to direct. Production is set to begin in May in France and England.

Based on Robert Nelson Jacob’s adaptation of the Joanne Harris novel, film will be produced by David Brown, Kit Golden and Leslie Halloran.

Moss also co-stars with Guy Pearce in Cannes candidate “Memento.” She will next be seen in “The Crew,” alongside Burt Reynolds (due in theaters Aug. 25), and in “Red Planet,” co-starring with Val Kilmer and Tom Sizemore (due in theaters Nov. 10).

Moss is repped by manager Elizabeth Hodgson, the William Morris Agency and attorney Robert Lange at Kleinberg, Lopez & Lange.

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