Keanu's continuing excellent adventures
by Josh Chetwynd and Andy Seiler
Whoa. Keanu Reeves' most famous line is fitting now that the star of The Matrix will appear in a mind-blowing six films in just over two years. And he's considering No. 7: Hardball, in which he would play an inner-city Little League coach.
Hardball would have to be squeezed in this summer - before the two-month training for the Matrix sequels. (A grueling seven- or eight-month shoot for the pair is slated for early 2001.)
The rest of the Reeves roll: The Replacements, finished last fall and due in September, about the amateurs who replaced the pros during the 1987 NFL players strike; Driven, scheduled for fall, in which he has a small psychopath role; The Gift, a just-finished drama in which he plays a Georgia town bully married to Boys Don't Cry's Hilary Swank; Sweet November, a remake of a 1968 film about a workaholic who falls for a woman (Charlize Theron) who takes a new lover every month, now in rehearsals.
The sound you hear is Reeves laughing at those who said skipping Speed 2 would stunt his career.