Both 'Matrix' co-stars injured
Is there a "Matrix" curse?
That's what Hollywood is starting to wonder now that both Keanu Reeves and Carrie Moss -- co-stars of the back-to-back sequels due in 2002 and 2003 -- have been felled by injuries suffered while training for the martial arts/sci-fi hybrid.
A bruised knee left Moss on crutches for six weeks, The New York Daily News reports, while Reeves was left with a sore left ankle. An MRI and X-ray revealed there was nothing seriously wrong with Reeves, but doctors put him in a cast, Reeves' spokeswoman told The Daily News.
There's no word yet on whether the injuries will put a crimp in the plans of directors Larry and Andy Wachowski to film both sequels simultaneously over the next year.
The films will co-star Laurence Fishburne and Jada Pinkett Smith, although Asian action star Jet Li is out of the picture after balking at a $3 million payday for the 11-month shoot.
Keanu Reeves is reportedly receiving $30 million for both movies, plus 15% of the films' gross, The Daily News said.