Keanu Reeves Gets in the Driver’s Seat for Chinese Action Flick ‘Rally Car’
Keanu Reeves has really established his place in contemporary cinema with roles in action films and thrillers that feel like they would have been right at home in 1999. The Keanussaince continues as Reeves has signed on to star in Rally Car, a new race car-centric action flick described as the Chinese version of The Cannonball Run.
Reeves is no stranger to films set in Asia— his 2013 film Man of Tai Chi paired him with martial arts expert Tiger Hu Chen for the China-set action drama, and that same year saw the release of 47 Ronin, a samurai fantasy film set in 18th century Japan. After Reeves completes work on the highly-anticipated sequel to John Wick, Deadline reports that the actor will once again head over to Asia for Rally Car, a new action film from writer Jeremy Lott, who also scripted Sony’s Robin Hood movie, Hood.
Rally Car is an American and Chinese co-production, with the film set entirely in China. Reeves will play an American race car driver, and while no other plot details are known at this time, the story is being compared to the 1981 classic The Cannonball Run, in which a variety of competitors participate in a dangerous cross-country race.
Reeves appears next in the Eli Roth thriller Knock Knock, and is heading into production on John Wick 2. He’s also starring in The Bad Batch, the English-language debut from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Amirpour with Jim Carrey and Jason Momoa, and in Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming film The Neon Demon.