Keanu Reeves to star in Gabriele Muccino's Passengers

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Say what you want about Keanu Reeves, but I’ve always respected him for picking weird, non mainstream roles.  Yes, not all of them were even watchable, but at least he tries new things and takes some chances.  Next on that list is the sci-fi love story PASSENGERS.  Don’t confuse that with the Anne Hathaway film of the same name a few years ago.  This film is about a space crew that is making a centuries-long trip, but when one passenger’s (Reeves) cryogenic chamber opens early, he realizes he’s going to grow old alone and decides to awaken a fellow passenger.  Of course, he’s not stupid, so he awakens a beautiful woman.

The concept sounds pretty cool if you ask me.  It also sounds like it’s going to be very tricky to pull it off.  The important thing is to make space and the ship be background issues while the love story takes center stage.  Gabriele Muccino will direct the Jon Spaihts script.

Keanu Reeves

Source: Variety

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