Deadline is reporting that Keanu is in talks for The Starling directed by Dome Karukoski. The script was written by Matt Harris and was on The Black List of best, unproduced scripts.
The film is being produced by Kevin Frakes and Dylan Sellers (Palmstar). Both men have worked with Reeves in the past; Frakes on John Wick and Sellers on Chain Reaction and The Replacements.
A short synopsis is below.
A married couple lose a child and the wife goes into a recovery place to help her with overwhelming grief, leaving the husband at home alone. To help aid in her recovery, the husband decides to build a beautiful garden for his wife in their backyard, but as he does he is tormented by an aggressive, black starling. At his wits end with the relentless nature of the bird, he goes to see a veterinarian to find out if there is a humane way to get rid of it. The vet, the husband finds out, used to be a psychiatrist but gave it up to help animals instead. However, the quirky vet begins counseling the husband in a turn that neither of them really expected.
The film shoot is expected to start in early June which is at odds with Rally Car which is also supposed to start in early summer. We’ll have to wait and see if Keanu Reeves signs on the dotted line.