Apple backs Jonah Hill dark comedy, Keanu Reeves set to star

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Keanu Reeves is set to step outside of the action genre for a collaboration with the Mid90s director Jonah Hill. 

Apple has picked up an upcoming dark comedy written and directed by Jonah Hill which is currently going by the name of Outcome. What’s more, Hill is said to be in talks to cast Keanu Reeves in the lead role, with Hill set to appear onscreen too.

Reeves has leveraged his public image exceptionally well in the last decade, often featuring in projects where his role has a slightly knowing quality to it. Whether its his John Wick character dropping the odd Neo line here or there, or his meta-laden return to the world of The Matrix, Reeves often picks these self-reflexive roles where he appears to be in on the joke. That certainly looks set to continue with his casting in Outcome, where he will play, wait for it…  Reef, a damaged Hollywood actor being extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past. He must dive into his dark history to confront his personal demons and make amends.

We’re in for this one, especially if it sees the inside of a cinema thanks to Apple’s newfound commitment to theatrical distribution.

Hill’s last directorial effort was Stutz, a critically-acclaimed documentary that focused on mental health issues. His directorial debut, Mid90s was also a really confident debut so we’re pleased to see Hill is returning to narrative drama following a successful step into documentary filmmaking. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.

The Hollywood Reporter

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