Keanu Reeves is ready to scare up some box office business with help from Eli Roth.
The Hostel director is putting together his Polanski-esque thriller Knock, Knock, a film that should begin production in the very near future. According to reports, Reeves will tackle the role of a married guy who finds his life turned upside down by — what else? — two extremely attractive women.
Although it’s unclear when the flick will hit the big screen, Deadline explains that Roth intends to debut some footage from the thriller at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The filmmaker is hoping Keanu Reeves’ involvement with the movie will help him secure a distribution deal at the upcoming event.
According to Coming Soon, actresses Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas will seduce Keanu Reeves in Knock Knock. Ignacia Allmand, who appeared alongside Izzo in Roth’s Green Inferno, was recently tapped to portray Reeves’ wife in the flick. In other words, the lucky actor is starring in the thriller with a number of very attractive women.
Roth is understandably excited about landing Keanu Reeves for his next project. He recently discussed the flick during a chat with Deadline:
“I had a window before I promote Green Inferno, and I wanted to make a movie like Roman Polanski or Paul Verhoeven made when they were young, a classic psychosexual thriller that’s not a horror movie, but would have everyone on the edge of their seats. Getting Keanu is amazing, he’s a fine actor who is perfect for this. I feel I can have this movie ready for Toronto if I need to, and he’s catching a plane tomorrow and we’ll be fitting him for wardrobe right away.”
Roth and Reeves aren’t wasting any time getting the project off the ground. Indiewire points out that filming on Knock, Knock should begin in Chile on April 14. Hopefully the movie will hit theaters around the globe at some point next year.
Keanu Reeves fans currently have directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski action-thriller John Wick looming on the horizon. Penned by One in the Chamber scribe Derek Kolstad, the film follows the adventures of a hitman who must contend with an old pal who is hired to end his life. The movie is presently slated for release later this year.
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