Keanu Reeves plays himself as a cat

2016-04-28 14:17

Cape Town – Keanu Reeves' latest role is that of voicing a cat called Keanu in the movie Keanu.

We'll take a minute if you need to read that line again.

 Keanu, which opens in US cinemas on Friday, tells the story of Clarence and Rell (Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), two mild-mannered guys who pretend to be killer criminals after a gang of thugs steals Rell's kitten, Keanu. 

The gangsters want to keep the kitten — now wearing gold chains and a tiny do-rag — but Clarence and Rell will do anything, including embracing their inner tough-guys, to get him back.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times director Peter Atencio revealed that Keanu Reeves initially declined to voice the titular character.

It was only after his sister convinced him to watch the trailer that he decided to take on the role. 

Keanu who was in Italy filming John Wick 2 recorded his dialogue in a studio in Rome. 

Watch the trailer here:

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