Keanu Reeves Joins Malcolm Venville's RomCom Henry's Crime
by Alex Billington
August 31, 2009
I'm sure some of you will say that it's better Keanu Reeves is cast in a romantic comedy than as Spike in the Cowboy Bebop adaptation. But I fear he'll still take on both roles, whether you like it or not. Variety has announced that Reeves will produce and star in Henry's Crime, a project being directed by Malcolm Venville, who's directing debut was the indie film 44 Inch Chest. In the Capraesque romcom, scripted by Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal), Reeves will play a bighearted man who is falsely accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo. The picture will be financed through private equity. No distribution has yet been set for the film.
Reeves is also producing Henry's Crime along with Stephen Hamel, who just started a new company with Reeves called Company Films. Shooting starts in November up in Buffalo. Reeves last starred in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and is currently shooting a project called Stompanato. He's also still attached to Cowboy Bebop, the David Fincher Chef project, Universal's Jekyll & Hyde, and 47 Ronin as well, but this is obviously his very next project. I actually still have a subtle appreciation for Reeves as an actor, I don't hate him like most people, but I like him best when he's in sci-fi projects, not romcoms. Let's just get it over with, I guess.