With no passenger onboard his long-gestating sci-fi romance “Passengers,” Keanu Reeves has signed on to star in and executive produce Eli Roth‘s psychological thriller “Knock Knock,” TheWrap has learned.
Roth will direct from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Roth and Lopez will also produce with Colleen Camp, Miguel Asensio and Tim DeGraye, while Teddy Schwarzman, Peter Traynor, Larry Spiegel and Sondra Locke will executive produce with Reeves.
Lorenza Izzo (“The Green Inferno”) and Ana de Armas (“Hands of Stone”) will star as two beautiful young girls who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man (Reeves) where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his perfect life.
Ignacia Allamand will play Reeves’ wife, while Camp and Aaron Burns will play supporting roles. Allamand and Burns also co-star in Roth’s upcoming cannibal movie “The Green Inferno,” which hits theaters in September via Open Road Films.
Budgeted under $10 million, “Knock Knock” starts production later this month in Chile. Roth told Deadline he expects to have a sizzle reel ready by Cannes and he could deliver a cut of the movie in time for the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
“Knock Knock” is a co-production between Camp Grey, Black Bear Pictures and Sobras International Pictures.
CAA will be selling domestic rights at Cannes along with Cassian Elwes.
Reeves recently starred in “47 Ronin” and will soon be seen in “John Wick.” He’s repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
The news was first reported by Deadline.