Keanu Reeves will pull double duty for his upcoming film according to Variety. Henry’s Crime is the actor’s next project of choice, and it will be a romantic comedy. Reeves will co-star and co-produce the film as the first feature on his Company Films banner alongside Stephen Hamel. We previously reported on the production of Henry’s Crime last fall, and we’ve got some more development updates to add to the story.
Henry’s Crime will be directed by Malcolm Venville, and is scheduled to start shooting in November. The distribution for the film hasn’t been set in stone so the release date is uncertain at the moment. This will be Reeves’ first comedy since his work on 2003′s Something’s Gotta Give. The story for Henry’s Crime is described as “a Capra-esque romantic comedy in which Reeves will play a big-hearted man who is falsely accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo.” The script is written by Sacha Gervasi, who recently produced and directed Anvil! The Story of Anvil.
Whatever happened to Speed era Keanu Reeves? I miss him. I definitely enjoyed his work in The Matrix films, but mid-nineties Keanu was the way to go. Even though people dogged Point Break to no end, you can’t deny its pop culture relevance. I don’t know how I feel about seeing the actor as the lead in a rom-com. His role in Something’s Gotta Give was OK, but he wasn’t the lead character so he could fly under the radar. We’ll see how this plays out.
What do you think about Keanu Reeves tackling Henry’s Crime?