EXCLUSIVE: Here is a package that studios are expected to feast on before the Thanksgiving holiday: Deadline is hearing that Jonah Hill is attached to direct the film outcome, with Keanu Reeves attached to star. Hill also co-wrote the script with Ezra Woods. Hill’s Strong Baby banner is producing.
Hill’s and Reeves’ teams could not be reached for comment.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but expect this project to garner a ton of attention given the players involved. The package is expected to hit the market before the holiday break, with several studios and streamers already hoping to get a chance to bid on the hot property.
While Hill hasn’t directed a feature film since his 2018 directorial debut Mid 90shis documentary directing debut, Stutz — which he revolves around his therapist Dr. Phil Stutz and their discussions on mental health — earned rave reviews following its premiere on Netflix this month. Mid 90s also earned strong reviews when it came out, and Hill has been looking for that next feature job ever since.
Hill and Reeves are both repped by WME with Reeves also repped by Sugar23 and Ziffren Brittenham and Hill are repped by LBI Entertainment.
Reeves next will be seen in John Wick Chapter 4, which bows in the spring.
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