What if Keanu Reeves joined Fast Family? The John Wick star, with his skills in fighting and racing cars, would have his place in the Fast and the Furious saga… and he almost did!
Alan Ritchson, who plays Agent Ames in Fast X, revealed that the 58-year-old comedian was first approached for the role in Part 10. he askedThe actor admitted that Keanu Reeves was the production’s first choice for the role of Ames.
“I had a bit of a push from fate and a good time, I was working on a film Hilary Swank in cold Winnipeg and got a call that plans had changed with Keanu Reeves. I believe he was the one who was supposed to play my role in the first place.”he said.
However, Alan Ritchson almost refused to join the Fast and Furious family due to filming regular Angels. “Normally everything would have been on time for this production, but Winnipeg was hit by the biggest storm in history. Filming was shut down, which was disappointing.”– explains the actor.
“I thought I’d never be free to do Fast X. Luckily, we were able to arrange the dates and everything worked out. I’m very grateful for that.”adds the comedian, star of the Reacher series.
Additionally, it is unclear if Keanu Reeves simply turned down the role or if there was a scheduling conflict. Note that in 2019, Neo’s translator was already expected to star in the spin-off Hobbs and Shaw alongside Idris Elba.
Fast X, directed by Frenchman Louis Leterrier, opened in theaters on May 17 in France. It has already captured more than a million viewers within a week of operation.
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