Keanu Reeves will star in an hour-long action series called Rain. Based on Barry Eisler’s best-selling book series of the same title, Reeves will play the protagonist — “a hit man who specializes in making it look like his targets died of natural causes.” It’s not Reeves first role as a hit man. In the film John Wick (to be released October 24, 2014), Keanu Reeves plays a former hit man who is pursued by an old friend (Willem Dafoe) who was contracted to kill him.
In addition to starring in Rain, Reeves will executive produce the film alongside author Barry Eisler (a former Silicon Valley lawyer and CIA agent with a black belt in Judo!) and Slingshot Global Media. Launched in February 2014, Slingshot’s first series will be Rain. Keanu should be killer.