Windy City Media Group (US), September 10, 2003

Sweet on Swinton

Tilda Swinton, Orlando's gender-shifter and The Deep End's avenging mama, is set to join the cast of Constantine, a big-budget Keanu Reeves action movie based on the DC-Vertigo comic book Hellblazer.

Why, you ask, did they change the name to something that sounds like a wig-and-corset flick? Maybe the original title was too close for comfort to the schlock Hellraiser.

Reeves plays Constantine, an occult-obsessed man who joins forces with a female police officer (Rachel Weisz) to kick evildoer ass. Swinton's character is a rogue angel named Gabriel whose job is to kick back.

The movie's in preproduction now, so you have a while to wait. But you can bet that the ├╝ber-cool Swinton will have us all rooting for the dark side to win.

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