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11 items from 2002


Keanu's Vigil for Dying Sister

27 December 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood star Keanu Reeves is maintaining a bedside vigil for his sister Kim as she battles deadly leukemia. The actor abandoned the set of the new Matrix sequel when he discovered 35- year-old horse-trainer Kim - who has battled the disease for 10 years - had worsened. He then whisked her off to a luxury resort in Hawaii so he can make her final days as comfortable as possible. There is a full-time chef available and Keanu even organised a 3am massage for her when she ached too much to sleep. A source says, "They are staying at a $2,700 a night suite at the exclusive Hana-Maui Hotel resort in Hawaii. He's spending a fortune to make her last days as perfect as possible. Keanu is an angel of mercy. He put his life on hold to be there for his sister. "Keanu would give anything to make Kim better. He is praying for a miracle, but if one doesn't happen he is determined to make her time left comfortable. She is the most important person in the world to him." »

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Dr. Reeves treats Meyers-helmed comedy for Col

2 December 2002 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Keanu Reeves is set to go from The Matrix to the medical ward. The actor will play an emergency room doctor in the untitled Columbia Pictures comedy written and to be directed by Nancy Meyers. Shooting starts Feb. 5. Reeves joins Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in the project, which centers on an aging man (Nicholson) who seems to be living the good life with a successful career and a beautiful girlfriend young enough to be his daughter. However, his life is turned around when he falls for his girlfriend's mother (Keaton) after suffering a heart attack. Reeves plays the doctor who treats him. The other two lead roles yet to be cast include the young girlfriend and the sister of Keaton's character. Reeves next stars in the two Matrix follow-ups, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. He is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment's Erwin Stoff. »

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Diesel Wants to be Taken Seriously

12 November 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Tinseltown beefcake Vin Diesel is sick of making action movies - because he wants to be taken serious as an actor. The XXX star believes Hollywood has pigeon-holed him in the action genre and wants to branch out into different film types, including adaptations of Shakespeare. One movie executive says, "He wants to be the next Tom Hanks." Another film boss adds, "Maybe he can just go do (William Shakespeare) in one movie and get it out of his system, like Keanu (Reeves)." However Diesel's thespian dreams will have to be put on hold for now. Vin has several action flicks in the pipeline, including A Man Apart, Pitch Black sequel The Chronicles Of Riddick and XXX2. Vin recently met up with Nicole Kidman to discuss the prospect of a remake of Guys And Dolls. »

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Keanu's Dying Dad Pleads for a Reunion

21 October 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Keanu Reeves' dying dad is making a last-ditch attempt to make peace with his estranged son - before it's too late. Sam Reeves, 60, hasn't seen his movie star son for 25 years after leaving the family and embarking on a life of drug abuse and crime that landed him in jail. But now the desperate dad is trying to contact his son one last time as he fears chronic diabetes and heart palpitations are set to kill him. He says, "I'm a convicted criminal living on food stamps, in my mother's house, and my own son won't speak to me. I don't want anything from Keanu, just his love. I pray he'll get in touch before the end comes. I never planned my life this way. I'm embarrassed by it. It was the drugs. I've used pot all my life. Drugs took my family away from me." »

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Lawrence draws 'Constantine' case

10 October 2002 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Video director Francis Lawrence is in negotiations to make his feature directorial debut on Constantine, an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, starring Keanu Reeves in the title role. Hellblazer is described as Dirty Harry set in the occult world. Reeves will star as John Constantine, a man who dabbles in the occult and teams with a female police officer to fight evil forces. Kevin Brodbin (The Glimmer Man) wrote the original script, with a rewrite by Mark Bomback and Frank Cappello. Lauren Shuler Donner is producing the project with former worldwide production president Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Akiva Goldsman. »

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Fishburne Weds 'Matrix' Co-Star

30 September 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Laurence Fishburne has tied the knot with his Matrix co-star Gina Torres. The couple, who have been dating for seven years, swapped vows at the Cloisters Museum in New York on Sunday. Serial wedding guest Sir Elton John joined Lenny Kravitz and the pair's Matrix co-star Keanu Reeves at the nuptials. Torres wore a gown by Sydney, Australia-based designer Mira Mandich. »

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Keanu & Carrie-Anne Set for Sex Scene in 'Matrix Reloaded'

18 September 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss' characters get to have sex in the cult movie's long-awaited 2003 sequel. The couple, who play Neo and Trinity in the film, find themselves in a clinch during a stopover in Zion, close to the earth's molten core, where they have sex in a cave to a furious soundtrack of tribal dancing. »

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Warners' Di Bonaventura exits for production pact

4 September 2002 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just seven weeks after he was named to the newly created corporate position of president, worldwide production at Warner Bros., Lorenzo di Bonaventura is turning in his executive stripes and opting for a new life as a producer with a first-look deal at the studio. The unexpected move, announced late Tuesday afternoon, caught Warners insiders unaware and sent many of them reeling. For his first assignment, di Bonaventura will take a producing position on Constantin, an adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, to which Keanu Reeves is currently attached to star. The surprise development grew out of discussions between di Bonaventura and Alan Horn, Warner Bros president and chief operating officer, who agreed Tuesday to allow di Bonaventura, a 13-year veteran of the studio's corporate ranks, to segue into a producing role. In the wake of di Bonaventura's departure, the executives who reported to him under the new structure announced in July will now report directly to Horn. They include Jeff Robinov, president of domestic production, Steve Papazian, president of physical production, and Dawn Taubin, president of domestic marketing. It is unclear -- and Warners would not comment on -- whether Robinov will also inherit di Bonaventura's position as head of worldwide production or whether another executive would step into that role. »

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Brad Moans Down Under

25 July 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has upset residents of an Australian tourist resort - by refusing to shoot his new movie there. The movie star is moving Down Under for six months while he makes new film The Fountain, with Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp, there. The film was due to be shot in studios on Queensland's Gold Coast - but according to British tabloid the Daily Mirror, Brad has been urging movie bosses to move the shoot to nearby Cairns, because he thinks the Gold Coast is "a shlocky tourist area". A source told the newspaper, "Brad, who was introduced to Cairns by Keanu Reeves said it had great food, great ambience and the locals leave you alone because they're used to big names." The Mexican star isn't the only big Hollywood name to disapprove of the West Coast resort. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.vowed never too return after shooting the Scooby-Doo movie on the Gold Coast. »

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Sydney To Close For Keanu

12 June 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Parts of the Australian city of Sydney are to be closed off to allow a low-flying helicopter chase to be filmed for The Matrix Reloaded. New South Wales Premier Bob Carr says large areas of the city's Central Business District will have to put up with such distractions--in order for Sydney to maintain its reputation for being a trendy filmmaking destination. Streets and office buildings will be evacuated for two days next month in order to accommodate the blockbuster sequel, which stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Producers are meeting with government officials to discuss the exact plans. »

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Keanu Reeves Hires Out Island For Pals

7 January 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood heart-throb Keanu Reeves spent a fortune entertaining celebrity pals including Brad Pitt over the Christmas period - by renting a tropical island. Keanu invited Brad and 27 other famous friends, including Matt Damon, Kiefer Sutherland and Drew Barrymore, to his private party at the exclusive Double Island resort off the coast of Far North Queensland in Australia. The lavish holiday retreat has 24 luxury bungalows with private pools plus 10 eco-lodges in the style of safari tents. Generous Keanu, 37, rented out the entire area for $280,000 on December 26th and later threw a lavish New Year's Eve party. The daredevil star, who is currently filming the next two Matrix movies in Australia, invited his guests to try a host of adventurous activities, including sky-diving and white-water rafting, during their 10-day stay. »

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