Reeves Joins $25-Million-A-Movie Club
Warner Bros. has offered Keanu Reeves $75 million to appear in three films, the London Sunday Times reported, citing an unnamed industry insider. The newspaper said that one of the films may be a remake of the 1954 drama Salt of the Earth, originally produced by a group formed of blacklisted figures in Hollywood. (The Hollywood Reporter charged at the time that it was made "under direct orders of the Kremlin.") For an emotional film about labor unrest during the 1930s, Reeves would appear to be an odd choice. One reviewer called his performance in The Matrix Reloaded "vapid:" another referred to him as this "beloved block of wood."