Keanu Reeves Set to Star in 'Daughter of God'
by Pamela McClintock
He'll star opposite Cuban actress Ana de Armas, whom he also appears with in Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock'
Toronto -- Keanu Reeves and Cuban-born actress Ana de Armas are set to star in Gee Malik Linton’s dramatic thriller Daughter of God, set to begin shooting in November. The film marks their second collaboration after Eli Roth's upcoming Knock Knock.
Fortitude International announced the deal for Daughter of God, and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers gathered here for the Toronto Film Festival and corresponding film market.
Linton wrote the script, about a young Latino woman (de Armas) who experiences strange happenings as a police detective (Reeves) searches for the truth behind his partner’s death.
Reeves, Linton and Robin Gurland are producing the picture, with Cassian Elwes and Daniel Grodnik executive producing. CAA and Elwes are co-repping domestic rights, while Grodnik is co-financing.
“It's a thrill for me to work on such an exciting project with Keanu, our fourth movie together," said Elwes. "Our latest film, Eli Roth’s Knock Knock co-stars a bright new talent in Ana de Armas and we are thrilled she has agreed to play the lead in Daughter of God. It was Gee's amazing script that won us all over. “
Knock Knock is now in now in post production.
Reeves, who is represented by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment, will next be in theaters Oct. 24 in thriller John Wick, from Lionsgate.
De Armas is also represented by CAA, along with Media Art Management.