Keanu Reeves’ Character in ‘John Wick’ Was Originally a 75 Year Old Man

John Wick envisioned Keanu Reeves’ character as 75.

Basil Iwanyk wrote They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action.

Charlie Ferraro at United Talent Agency sent Iwanyk Scorn by Derek Kolstad, per The Independent. β€œThe lead was a retired 75-year-old man.

“Watching Clint Eastwood kick ass was entertaining. I thought, “Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford might work.”

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“My other best friend in the world, Jimmy Darmody, represented Keanu at CAA,” the producer said.

“Do you have any Keanu Reeves action movies?” What happened to Keanu, one of the greatest action stars of the last 25 years? Who knows? Man of Tai Chi and 47 Ronin were in production. We give him the script and say, “You’re not 75.”

Ana de Armas revealed she insisted on a female writer for Ballerina.

De Armas said she interviewed “five or six female writers” before hiring Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell.

John Wick: Chapter 4’s release date is March 24, 2023.

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