Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogen set to characteristic in Aziz Ansari’s ‘Good Fortune’ movie

Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogen have been chosen for roles in an upcoming comedy movie by Aziz Ansari.

The Hollywood Reporter introduced that filming for the film, titled Good Fortune, will begin subsequent month (Could), although no particulars concerning the plot are presently recognized. Written and directed by Aziz Ansari, who’s broadly recognized for his Netflix present Grasp of None, Good Fortune may also characteristic Ansari in one of many lead roles, although the specifics of his half are but to be revealed.

Liongate Movies will distribute the film, and studio head Joe Drake expressed enthusiasm for the challenge in an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter: “Now we have certainly discovered luck with this movie. We love the script and imagine strongly in Aziz as each a performer and a director. And once you add in Seth and Keanu — two unbelievable world-class skills — toplining alongside Aziz, this has the potential to be a really particular movie for us. We moved shortly to land this challenge as soon as it was obtainable.”

Reeves just lately appeared in John Wick: Chapter 4, which was additionally backed by Lionsgate Movies. The film acquired a glowing four-star evaluation from NME’s Jesse Hassenger, who wrote: “Chapter 4 doesn’t exude the wheel-spinning cynicism of a ceaselessly franchise. [Director Chad] Stahelski could visitors in extra, however not less than he understands it: how choreography, efficiency and elegance could make over-the-top spectacle cohere into pleasurably overwhelming motion fizz, relatively than congealing right into a sweaty particular results overload. He additionally will get that after 169 minutes, a point of closure is appreciated. There could be a John Wick: Chapter 5, however Chapter 4 nonetheless seems like a film giving its all.”

Rogen, in the meantime, lent his voice to the character of Donkey Kong within the Tremendous Mario Bros. Film, which is presently operating in cinemas worldwide. Nick Levine critiqued the animated movie, giving it two stars and stating, “Clearly, adapting the best-selling online game franchise of all-time into an equally ingenious film is a tall order. The one earlier try, a 1993 live-action movie starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo, was a field workplace flop that has since constructed a little bit of a cult following. This one appears destined for the alternative destiny: it’s trustworthy sufficient to tempt present followers to the cinema, however too perfunctory to be pored over. Is the Mario film tremendous? To paraphrase one of many title character’s catchphrases, it’s-a mediocre.”