Can’t wait until next February’s John Wick Chapter 2 for your next Keanu movie dose? I feel your pain. Luckily he’s got a new movie out THIS WEEK – “in theaters and on demand” as they say Stateside. (Over in the UK whenever I hear theatres, even in relation to movies, I imagine people striding about the stage in doublet and hose quoting Shakespeare. So I may have to watch him in Much Ado About Nothing this afternoon to sort that one out.)
Anyway… that title! The Whole Truth. It’s a courtroom drama, which signifies Clean Shaven Keanu rather than Beardy Keanu (the one we also simply refer to as John Wick). So I’m assuming that The Whole Truth isn’t what we get at the beginning of the film. I’m sure Clean Shaven Keanu can sort everything out though, but not before shagging Renee Zellweger (I’m guessing! I could be projecting here). She’s smoking a cigarette in the trailer, though to be honest that could be to calm herself while being in the presence of the godlike Reeves.
So in The Whole Truth, Keanu plays defence lawyer Richard Ramsay and Renee plays Loretta Lassiter (wow I so love these alliterative names, I want to see this film already). Loretta’s teenage son Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso) kills his abusive father Boone, played by Jim Belushi (actually, Mike Lassiter? I think that sounds like a character from Aussie soap Neighbours). Keanu has to defend Mike in court, despite a rock solid case against the boy including a confession, assisted by young lawyer Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw).
Clean Shaven Keanu has done lawyer roles before, in fact he totally looks the part so a bit of me hopes that in between being John Wick, training for John Wick, promoting John Wick and building motorbikes he is actually a lawyer in his spare time, taking on worthy pro bono cases and winning them EVERY TIME (with a twist, obviously).
There’s a trailer below. I think we can probably guess how it’s all going to turn out, but we knew that with John Wick. I do think it’s a rubbish title though – it’s so generic. And if you click on the hashtag on Twitter, as well as Keanu movie stuff you get a load of Donald Trump and God which I wasn’t really expecting. Or wanting. (Lionsgate! Seriously, I know it’s not expected to be a huge film but couldn’t anyone in the office have created a Whole Truth Twitter account? It takes about 3 minutes).