Daniel Craig was set to star in a courtroom drama called The Whole Truth, but unexpectedly had to drop out four days before shooting began. Deadline is now reporting that Keanu Reeves has come in to take his place. This will be quite a different role for Reeves than the kinds of films we're used to seeing him in. Lately he's been doing a lot of genre films dealing mostly with martial arts, which is something he obviously has had a passion for since The Matrix.
The actor will play a defense attorney who "fights to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father." He will join the previously cast Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), and Gabriel Basso (Super 8, Kings of Summer).
This isn't the first time Reeves has played an attorney, he also played one in The Devil's Advocate. I really do like Reeves as an actor, and it's good to see him take on a part like this that breaks free from the norm he's accustomed to . The movie will be directed by Courtney Hunt from a script written by Nicholas Kazan. The film will shoot in New Orleans after the Fourth of July weekend.