Matrix star Keanu Reeves is currently playing a totally different role. In his latest film, Knock, Knock, Reeves plays the part of a devoted husband and father, left alone for the weekend, who opens the door to two attractive young women who proceed to give him far more than he bargained for.
Reeves, 51, was at the Lionsgate Premiere of Knock, Knock on Wednesday and spoke to the media about the movie and its erotic storyline.
It is a stormy night when Evan, played by Keanu Reeves, is left alone while his wife, played by Ignacia Allamand, and the kids are on vacation. He gets the titular knock at the door and opens it to find two attractive young women, soaked to the skin and claiming to be lost, asking appealingly for his help. One of the women says her phone has been damaged by the rain and she needs to make a call.
As reported by Euronews, Keanu Reeves’ character invites the scantily-clad women into his home to let them dry their wet clothing while they wait for an Uber to arrive and even gets the chance to show off his DJing skills as they relax in his living room.
However the car arrived, and then left, as the situation became the erotic chance of a lifetime for Reeves’ character. Keanu Reeves describes the raunchy sex scene that soon ensues which, while enjoyable at the time, soon leads to terror and a deadly game of “cat and mouse.”
The two ladies, played by Lorenza Izzo and Ana De Armas, were fun to play with, says Keanu Reeves, although it did feel a little odd, seeing as the director of the movie, Eli Roth was engaged to Izzo at the time.
Reeves described the sex scene, saying, “What is the story? So from Evan’s point of view, it was kind of animalistic. You know, we are doing it and they are enjoying it but there’s also complicity between the two of them, like ‘We got him.'”
“They are kind of succubus’ and he’s like unconscious, just going at it. He’s unleashed his… there’s lightning and rain and he’s just unleashed!”
In the trailer at the end of the article, and just after the erotic and animalistic ménage à trois, you can see Reeves’ character hit over the head with a baseball bat and then tied to a bed as the “fun” really begins, as one of the women comes into the room, dressed in his daughter’s school uniform.
Eli Roth says of the scene that it was admittedly weird, especially as he was engaged to Izzo at the time, and when they started shooting he said, “Okay, this is weirder then we thought it was going to be,” but went on to say that it was not actually a passionate love scene.
“.. it wasn’t a passionate love scene, it was more animalistic, we called it the ‘David Lynch sex scene’. I didn’t want it to be fun, I wanted it to be very stylized and very surreal and almost animal-like with the lightning flashes and the music, that ‘Basic Instinct’, almost over the top.”
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It turns out the film is a remake of the 1977 exploitation movie Death Game, and The New York Post says that, while Roth’s version is “taut and brisk,” the plot feels overly familiar to those who saw the original movie. Roth reportedly co-wrote the script with Guillermo Amoedo and Nicolas Lopez.
Knock, Knock has so far earned mostly positive reviews, with both Izzo and de Armas praised for their performances as the female seductresses, and it is on global release right now.
[Photos: Keanu Reeves Premiere Of Knock Knock on October 07, 2015 by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images Entertainment]