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Keanu Reeves Joins Anorexia Drama ‘To the Bone’

The film is Marti Noxon’s feature-directorial debut and is inspired by her own personal struggle; shooting begins in L.A. by the end of March

Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Marti Noxon‘s feature directorial debut, “To The Bone.”

The film was inspired by Noxon’s own personal battle with anorexia. She also wrote the screenplay, while Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures are producing along with Karina Miller. Miller is financing through her company, Sparkhouse Media.

“To The Bone” is the first picture announced on the Sparkhouse slate, and principal photography is set to begin in Los Angeles at the end of March.

Reeves will star as Dr. William Beckham, a doctor who pushes Ellen (Lily Collins) to choose life in her battle against the eating disorder.

“Keanu has such generosity and intelligence, not to mention a warmth that I’m eager to tap into,” said Noxon. “We’re all incredibly excited that he’s agreed to help us bring ‘To the Bone’ to life.”

Reeves most recently wrapped production on “John Wick 2,” and is working on three other films, including “The Whole Truth,” “The Neon Demon” and “The Bad Batch.” His previous film credits include “The Matrix Trilogy,” “Speed” and “47 Ronin.”

Noxon is the co-creator of Lifetime’s “UnReal,” and also created and executive-produced Bravo’s first scripted drama series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Her writing credits include “Mad Men,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Her feature credits include “Fright Night” and “I Am Number Four.”

Reeves is represented by CAA, Noxon is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.