Keanu at the show Jimmy Fallon. 05/04/2011.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Last night, Jimmy talked to Keanu Reeves about a new 'Bill and Ted' film, along with his new movie Henry's Crime. Then, actress Lorraine Nicholson discussed her dad Jack Nicholson, her role in Soul Surfer, and life in college. Watch!
April 6th, 2011 | Posted by Nezi
Last night, actor Keanu Reeves dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Reeves was there to promote his latest film, the indie flick Henry’s Crime. First the two discussed his musical endeavors of the past, and Jimmy then asked him about the Bill & Ted 3 rumors. When Keanu had mentioned the possibility of another Bill & Ted movie in an interview last year, everyone apparently assumed he was joking – but he says they now have writers working on a script. Whoa! The two then went on to talk about the new film, Henry’s Crime.
In Henry’s Crime, Keanu Reeves plays Henry, a tollbooth worker with no big dreams. When he unwittingly becomes the getaway driver in a bank robbery and is sent to prison, he meets an old con named Max (James Caan), who tells Henry he needs to find a dream. When Henry gets of out prison, he decides his dream is to rob the bank that he was already sent to prison for robbing. As part of the plan he hatches, Henry joins the cast of “The Cherry Orchard” to gain access to the tunnel that runs from the theater across the street to the bank. He then proceeds to fall for the leading lady (Vera Farmiga). Henry’s Crime was directed by Malcolm Venville.
The Henry’s Crime premiere was held on Monday night in New York City. Keanu Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga all made it out to the event. Since the photo agency I use apparently didn’t bother to send anyone for the little indie film – boo!, you can go see photos from the premiere, HERE.
Keanu has his critics, but I don’t think you can argue much against someone who has brought in over $2 billion at the box office. The handsome actor, who weaves seamlessly between huge blockbusters and small indie films, is one of the most bankable actors out there. And, he has given us several iconic film characters over the years – from Ted in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and it’s sequel, to bad-ass Jack from Speed, to Neo in the genre-changing sci-fi flick, The Matrix. I loved him in Constantine as well. Such an underrated comic book -turned- action movie. He was also terrific, along with Robert Downey, Jr. and Woody Harrelson, in Richard Linklater’s, A Scanner Darkly. So, a turn as a wannabe bank robber hiding out as a theater actor should be an interesting role for Reeves. Plus, Henry’s Crime has legendary actor James Caan as a guy who wants to go back to prison. Yep, I definitely want to check this one out.
Henry’s Crime opens in New York City this weekend, but will hit up a few other cities in the coming weeks. For the list of cities scheduled so far, you can check out the Official Henry’s Crime website, HERE.
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