When Keanu Reeves isn't playing a badass action hero shooting up bad guys in the movies, he takes on roles like the lawyer he plays in his latest film, The Whole Truth. The film is a courtroom drama in which Reeves is hired by a woman (played by Renée Zellweger) to help defend her son, who is accused of murdering his father. Of course, as the trial progresses, we learn that everything isn't as it seems.
I'm an unapologetic fan of Keanu Reeves. The guy is awesome. For the most part, I enjoy the films he makes and it's always good to see him take on new and different roles like this. So yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing this one.
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.
The Whole Truth is set to hit theaters and On Demand starting on October 21, 2016.