Keanu Reeves to Star on a New TV Series 'Rain'
After several box office failures, Keanu Reeves
is set to star on a new TV series "Rain
In the series, Keanu Reeves
plays a half-Japanese, half-American assassin who is skilled at making his targets look like they died naturally.
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According to Deadline
, the series is based on the books by Barry Eisler
and will be produced by Slingshot Global Media. This will be Keanu Reeves
first starring role on a TV series, despite working several smaller roles as guest stars.
The Matrix star will topline the globe-trotting action drama and will executive produce alongside Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, his directors in the upcoming feature John Wick, as well as Eisler and Slingshot Global Media, which will distribute the show. Rain marks Reeves’ first major TV series acting and producing gig. [Deadline]
“As a huge fan of Barry’s work, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his iconic character and incredible world to life,” Reeves said. “I’m looking forward to partnering with Slingshot on my first series."
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