Keanu Reeves to Star in Action TV Series ‘Rain’ From Slingshot Global Media

Keanu Reeves Rain TV Series
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Slingshot Global Media announced Monday that Keanu Reeves will star in and executive produce its upcoming television series “Rain,” based on the best-selling novels from Barry Eisler.

Reeves will play John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin who struggles to find an identity beyond being a killer. It will be Reeves’ first starring and producing role in television, and Slingshot’s first announced project since the company formed in February.

“We are extremely excited to be working on a beloved property with such a talented and hard-working actor as Keanu,” said Slingshot CEO David Ellender. “This series will be the launch pad for the company and highlight our talent-focused, quality-based approach within the ever-changing and expanding television space.”

Slingshot will produce and distribute the series, with Eisler, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski serving as exec producers with Reeves. Reeves will star in upcoming action thriller “John Wick,” directed by Stahelski and Leitch, in which he also plays a hitman.

“As a huge fan of Barry’s work, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his iconic character and incredible world to life,” said Reeves. “I’m looking forward to partnering with Slingshot on my first series, and reteaming with Chad and David.”

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  1. Chandra says:

    I like his work. Many have speculated that the dog is a silly cause to fight for but I think the dog is simply “the straw that broke the camels back”.. sent him over the edge and he takes revenge… I love Keanu Reeves!

  2. DorothyParkerlite says:

    Say what you want about the One, but the guy is consistently pushing for fresh stories and putting his name behind them to boot. I wish more celebrities would take that challenge and help nurture talent that would otherwise be ignored. Yeah, it doesn’t always work, but the guy has the cojones to try. There’s a lotta people who couldn’t even say that much.

  3. Im so excited and I really miss Keanu Reeves, hes one of my favorites .Je t’aime Keanu

  4. This is a wise move. Most entertainment production in Hollywood now is Television. The old days when TV was a step down from films is over.

  5. Arby Brown says:

    Excellent. I look forward to seeing Keanu in a weekly series. He is such an amazing, versatile actor. Always evolving. He does it all. Good for you Keanu!

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