Keanu Reeves takes rare TV role in historical thriller
Keanu Reeves will star in a TV adaptation of “The Devil in the White City,” the bestselling nonfiction thriller about ambition, a killer and the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Reeves will portray Daniel H. Burnham, an architect “trying to make his mark on history” with his designs for the fair, Hulu said in announcing the limited series Thursday. The other central role, that of convicted murderer Dr. H.H. Holmes, has yet to be cast, the streaming service said.news.yahoo.com
Biden declines comment on reports of Justice Breyer’s retirement from SCOTUS
At an event with private sector CEOs on Wednesday, President Biden declined to comment on reports that Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court. "There have been no announcements from Justice Breyer,” Biden said, adding that he would “talk about it later.”news.yahoo.com
Sandra Bullock reveals Keanu Reeves once showed up at her house with champagne and truffles after she briefly mentioned she hadn't tried them before
The "Speed" costars had a casual conversation when Bullock told Reeves that she had never had the delicacy, and he fixed that a few days later.news.yahoo.com
Panda! Sandoval helps Braves sweep doubleheader against Nats
Atlanta pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval drove a two-run homer to the deepest part of the ballpark off a Washington reliever who took over after Stephen Strasburg’s six scoreless innings to lift the Braves to a 2-0 victory over the Nationals and a doubleheader sweep.
Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker to star in spring plays
Mary-Louise Parker attends the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" on Nov. 3, 2013 in New York, left, and Meryl Streep arrives at the premiere of the film 'The Laundromat' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker and Streep have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald, Kevin Klein, Carla Gugino and Keanu Reeves have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. The series kicks off Thursday with “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Leigh Silverman starring Reeves, Bobby Cannavale, Heidi Schreck and Alia Shawkat. The next show — on April 8 — will feature “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous” by Pearl Cleage directed by Camille A.
Keanu wants to go on a Zoom date with you -- for a good cause
(CNN) -- Keanu Reeves is giving one lucky fan the chance to spend some quality one-on-one time with him for a very important cause. The "John Wick" and "Matrix" star has partnered with Camp Rainbow Gold -- an Idaho-based children's cancer charity -- to offer a 15-minute Zoom call to the highest bidder. The auction closes on Monday and the special date will take place in the week beginning July 6. All proceeds raised from "15 Minutes of Fame with Keanu Reeves" will go directly to the children's cancer organization, which focuses on giving kids empowering experiences. Other items in the Camp Rainbow Gold lot include a 15-minute Zoom concert with Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke, as well as a guitar signed by singer-songwriter Andy Grammer.
Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors
This image released by Netflix shows Chris Hemsworth, left, in a scene from "Extraction," premiering this week on Netflix. (Jasin Boland/Netflix via AP)Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine. Hargrave is the latest in a lineage of stuntmen who have gone from stepping in for actors to directing them. It's a fairly recent career pathway thanks largely to the success of Chad Stahelski ("John Wick") and David Leitch ("Atomic Blonde"). They've been leaders in the field since founding the action design company 87Eleven in 1997.
With Hollywood on hiatus, studios are bracing for fights with insurers over coronavirus losses
Coronavirus has shut down all Hollywood productions and delayed the release of all films in theaters. Allianz, which is one of the main insurers for entertainment companies, estimates that Hollywood studios paid $400 million in premiums last year to cover "unforeseeable events." Allianz says it is seeing a growing influx in claims recently as studios have been forced to shut down major productions. None of the insurance companies would comment on what percentage of claims they'll be covering. Nonetheless, the coverages incorporated into the film and TV industry's insurance policies can vary greatly.cnbc.com
Backstage at the Oscars: Dazed winners and sweet reunions
Diane Keaton, left, and Keanu Reeves appear on stage at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Martin paced back and forth in the wings and stopped a few times to check his lapel and bow tie in the mirror. Later Corden ran into Rudolph and Wiig again, this time in his full “Cats” regalia alongside Rebel Wilson. MAKING PLANSYou never know who you’re going to run into backstage at the Oscars, or who you’re going to see making plans, Iike Chris Rock and Timothée Chalamet or Rami Malek and Oscar Isaac. In the wings they shared a sweet moment: Reeves offered Keaton his arm and the two walked into position linked.
Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell are just a few of the stars who circulated in and out of the Dolby Theatre to rehearse Saturday, including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda and Mahershala Ali. But the stars weren’t always confined to the stage, especially if they arrived a little early. Makeup artists Antonio Rael has been standing in for big stars for 34 years. Rael was talking about the stand-ins but that doesn’t mean some of the stars aren’t anxious as well.
Comedian Ali Wong Is Bringing The Milk and Money Tour to San Antonio Next Year
The Milk and Money Tourfollows up her Netflix specialsandboth of which she filmed while pregnant.However, Wong is decidedly fetus-free for this series of dates. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Keanu Reeves, Alexandra Grant spark relationship rumors
CNN image(CNN) - Keanu Reeves has sparked rumors that he is in a relationship, after walking hand-in-hand down the red carpet with artist and philanthropist Alexandra Grant at an event in Los Angeles. "The Matrix" star, 55, has reportedly been friends with Grant, 46, since they met roughly a decade ago. The pair, who were seen holding hands at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday, have previously worked as business partners. They collaborated on the books "Ode to Happiness" and "Shadows" in 2011 and 2016 -- with illustrations by Grant and text by Reeves. A tweet showing images of Reeves posing with multiple women went viral earlier this year, with pictures showing his hands hovering either over women's arms or waists.
Keanu Reeves Adorably Holds Hands with Alexandra Grant -- Everything We Know About Their Rumored
Keanu Reeves walked the blue carpet holding hands with artist Alexandra Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday. The same year, they posed together on the red carpet at the UNAIDS Gala during Art Basel 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant attend the UNAIDS Gala during Art Basel 2016 on June 13, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant pose by their book 'Ode to happiness' at le Grand Palais in Paris, France, on Nov. 10, 2017. RELATED CONTENT:Paula Abdul Addresses Keanu Reeves and Simon Cowell Dating RumorsKeanu Reeves Has Already Read the 'Matrix 4' Script and Says It's 'Very Ambitious!'
Keanu Reeves Has Already Read the 'Matrix 4' Script and Says It's 'Very
Recently, it happened again when it was revealed that not only was a fourth film in The Matrix series in the works, but that Reeves would be reprising his role as Neo. Which is a sizable promise, when you consider how next-level ambitious each of the previous installments in The Matrix has been. However, Reeves was more than excited to be celebrating his sister's big night at the Semper Fi premiere, which she has been working on for three years. Semper Fi hits theaters -- and is available on digital and On-Demand -- on Oct. 4. RELATED CONTENT:Keanu Reeves to Reprise His Role as Neo in 'Matrix 4'Keanu Reeves, the Internet's Boyfriend, Leaves Note on Fan's Sign While Filming 'Bill & Ted 3'Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached to Star in 'Almost Every' Marvel FilmFans Are Petitioning for Keanu Reeves to Be 'Time's Person of the Year'
Jada Pinkett Smith Hints at Possible Involvement in 'Matrix 4'
ET spoke with Jada Pinkett Smith at the premiere of her new action film, Angel Has Fallen, on Tuesday, where she teased that Niobe, her character in the original Matrix trilogy, might be making an appearance in the recently announced sequel. The new installment is described as "all-new film set in the world of The Matrix." While on the red carpet, Pinkett Smith was asked about Reeves, who has found a new level of adoration in 2019 for his generosity and respectful handling of female fans. Pinkett Smith also discussed what fans can expect to see in Angel Has Fallen, the third film in the action franchise centered on Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), a U.S. Secret Service agent. RELATED CONTENT:Keanu Reeves to Reprise His Role as Neo in 'Matrix 4'Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why She Feels Happy for the First Time at Age 47Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Post Heartfelt Tributes in Honor of Son Jaden's 21st Birthday
'The Matrix' reloads with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss
Kevin Winter/Getty Images(CNN) - Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will again reenter "The Matrix," starring in a third sequel to the 1999 science fiction film that's expected to begin production next year. The stars will be reunited with one of the original writer-directors, Lana Wachowski, who worked on the original movies with her sister, Lilly. "The Matrix" featured Reeves as Neo, a man who discovers that humanity is trapped inside a simulated reality known as the Matrix, and that he is the destined champion who can help liberate them. The film was a major hit, spawning the sequels "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," which were shot in tandem and both released in 2003, completing the original story. The new film will be released by Warner Bros., like CNN, a unit of WarnerMedia.
Keanu Reeves to Reprise His Role as Neo in 'Matrix 4'
A fourth Matrix film -- with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles -- is officially a go, Variety reports. Lana Wachowski is set to return as write and director. The first Matrix film, released in 1999, was both a box office and critical hit, grossing over $460 million worldwide and earning four Academy Awards. The second film in the franchise, The Matrix Reloaded, was released in 2003, and the third film, The Matrix Revolutions was released six months after that. RELATED CONTENT:Keanu Reeves, the Internet's Boyfriend, Leaves Note on Fan's Sign While Filming 'Bill & Ted 3'Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached to Star in 'Almost Every' Marvel FilmFans Are Petitioning for Keanu Reeves to Be 'Time's Person of the Year'
Keanu Reeves, the Internet's Boyfriend, Leaves Note on Fan's Sign While Filming 'Bill
Keanu Reeves continues to make the internet swoon! The sign read, Youre breathtaking, in reference to an appearance Reeves made at gaming convention E3 in June, during which a fan yelled out Youre breathtaking, from the audience. A few cars stopped but then a car stopped and there he was!! A few cars stopped but then a car stopped and there he was!! Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached to Star in 'Almost Every' Marvel FilmSandra Bullock Explains Why She Won't Set Keanu Reeves Up on a Date
Keanu Reeves most excellent surprise for one fan is 'breathtaking'
Actor Keanu Reeves speaks about "Cyberpunk 2077" from developer CD Projekt Red during the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing at The Microsoft Theater on June 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Most excellent, Keanu Reeves fans: the affable actor heard your prayers, and he answered with a "breathtaking" act of kindness. -- a reference to Reeves' appearance at the E3 gaming conference in June, where he told everyone in attendance they, too, were breathtaking. "Bill and Ted" screenwriter Ed Solomon captured the scene: Reeves, crouched in the sweltering Louisiana sun, signed "Stacey, you're breathtaking!" The message for Reeves fans: Be most excellent to each other.
Keanu Reeves on teaming up again with "Matrix" crew for "John Wick"
Keanu Reeves on teaming up again with "Matrix" crew for "John Wick" Keanu Reeves performs almost all of his own stunts in the critically-acclaimed "John Wick," from first-time directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, who previously worked as stunt coordinators on Reeves' "Matrix" films. Reeves sat down with CBS News' Ken Lombardi to discuss his new revenge flick.cbsnews.com