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Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Returning for ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will re-team on “Bill & Ted Face the Music” — the third installment of the comedy franchise.

Reeves will again play Ted “Theodore” Logan and Winter is portraying Bill S. Preston Esq. The two previous titles were “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in 1989 and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” in 1991.

Original creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have penned the script, with Dean Parisot (“Galaxy Quest”) confirmed to direct. Scott Kroopf (“Limitless”) will produce with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh executive producing alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get the whole band back together again,” Reeves and Winter said. “Chris and Ed wrote an amazing script, and with Dean at the helm, we’ve got a dream team!”

MGM owns the rights and will release in the U.S. under the Orion Pictures banner. Bloom is handling international sales, which commenced in Cannes this week. Endeavor Content negotiated the deal.

The original film saw the slacker duo travel through time to assemble historical figures for their high school history presentation. In the new film, middle age and the responsibilities of family have caught up with these two best friends, who have not yet fulfilled their destiny to write the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns that only their song can save life as we know it — forcing Bill and Ted to set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song.

The film is currently in pre-production. “Fans of ‘Bill and Ted’ have been waiting for Reeves and Winter to reunite since their last ‘Bogus Journey’ in 1991,” said Alex Walton of Bloom. “This is excellent!”

Reeves is in production on “John Wick 3.” Winter has credits on the Epix documentary “Deep Web” and the VH1 documentary “Downloaded.”

Reeves is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham; Winter is represented by CAA, Forward Entertainment, Hollander Entertainment, and Sloss Eckhouse LawCo; Parisot is represented by WME; and Hammerstone Studios is represented by Rosen Law Group.

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