After adding his name to the list of all-time great action movie heroes with the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves is beginning to map up the future of his career.
According to reports, Reeves is set to start alongside Jonah Hill in the AppleTV+ film Outcome, which he’ll also be directing. The Hollywood Reporter says that Reeves will be portraying a character name Reef, who is a “damaged Hollywood star that must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.”
While it was already confirmed last fall that Reeves would be starring in Hill’s next film, the nature of his role and where the project will land were just announced.
Outcome will certainly represent the biggest directing job of Hill’s career thus far, as he previous helmed the indie drama Mid90s and the documentary Stutz.
The deal finds a home for Outcome, which hit the town as a hot package back in November. The project was picked up in a competitive situation but the length of time closing a deal shows how tight the current market is for high-priced packages, even ones with high-list talent. Filmmakers, stars and their agencies are finding out that buyers are being more choosy, and more stringent, when it comes to buying.
In addition to Outcome, the other movie currently on Reeves’ schedule is the John Wick spinoff Ballerina, which stars Ana de Armas and will hit theaters on June 7, 2024. He was recently attached to the Hulu miniseries Devil in the White City, although he recently walked away from the role.
Despite now being 58 years old, Reeves is arguably more famous now than he’s ever been thanks to the massive success of the John Wick franchise, which first began back in 2014 and has gotten progressively bigger — both in terms of scope, budget, and box office returns — with each passing film.
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