According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keanu Reeves (John Wick) is set to star in Siberia, a new romantic thriller with Matthew Ross (Frank & Lola) at the helm. Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) wrote the screenplay, based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. Reeves and Hamel of Company Films and Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm/Film House Germany are producing. IM Global is introducing Siberia to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. WME Global will handle domestic rights.
The story centers on two diamond traders, one American and one Russian. The American, Lucas, is on a trip to Russia to meet his partner Pyotr to sell blue diamonds. When Pyotr and the blue diamonds go missing, Lucas sets out on a quest deep into Siberia to find his Russian partner and the diamonds. On the way, he meets Katya, a local café owner, and is drawn into a steamy romance.
Reeves’ most recent film, To the Bone, debuted at Sundance. He reprises his role in John Wick: Chapter 2 as the title character, opening in theaters on February 10th. He is also starring in a sci-fi thriller, Replicas, opposite Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness) which is currently in post-production.