Thursday, 4 May 2017

Keanu Reeves set for romantic thriller Siberia

Last seen on our screens kicking ass in John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves is planning for something with a little more romance and presumably fewer villains to shoot at for his next project. News arrives via Deadline that he is close to a deal to star in jewel smuggling thriller Siberia.

Matthew Ross (Frank & Lola) is directing the film, with Scott B. Smith (The Ruins) at work on the script. Reeves will be playing an American diamond trader who heads to Russia to offload a shipment of blue diamonds that have dodgy origins. But when the jewels are stolen, he must venture deep into Siberia to find them, only to be distracted by a passionate affair with a local cafe owner. And while he thinks he has found happiness, the consequences of corrupt trading soon come round to bite him. 

The movie should be shooting later this year. In addition to John Wick's return, Reeves has worked on To The Bone, Replicas and is attached to Olivier Megaton's (Taken 2) Chinese road movie Rally Car.

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