Keanu Reeves to Star in Romantic Thriller ‘Siberia’
by Dave McNary
Keanu Reeves will star in the romantic thriller “Siberia” from director Matthew Ross.
IM Global is launching international sales at the European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. Producers are Stephen Hamel (“Passengers”) and Reeves through Company Films along with Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm/Film House Germany.
IM Global will begin selling international markets at the Berlin Film Festival. WME represents domestic rights.
Filming is set to start later this year. Ross, who made his directorial debut with “Frank & Lola,” is helming from a script by Scott Smith based on a treatment by Hamel. Smith’s credits include “A Simple Plan.”
Reeves will portray an American diamond trader trying to sell blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner in a small Siberian town while colliding with the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself.
Reeves stars in the upcoming actioner “John Wick: Chapter 2,” which Lionsgate opens on Feb. 10. Laurence Fishburne also stars in the film, marking their first on-screen reunion since the “The Matrix” trilogy.
He’s also in Marti Noxon’s anorexia drama “To the Bone,” which premiered at Sundance and sold to Netflix.
Ross wrote and directed “Frank & Lola,” starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots. The film premiered at Sundance last year and was released through Universal.
Reeves and Ross are repped by WME, while Ross is managed by MGMT.