Berlin: Keanu Reeves to Star in Romantic Thriller 'Siberia' (Exclusive)

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'Frank & Lola' helmer Matthew Ross is directing.

Keanu Reeves is attached to star in the romantic thriller Siberia.

Frank & Lola director Matthew Ross will helm the film, which IM Global is introducing to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. WME Global is handling domestic rights.

The story centers on American diamond trader Lucas, who goes to Russia to meet with his Russian partner, Pyotr, to sell blue diamonds. When Pyotr goes missing, Lucas ventures deep into Siberia to find him and the diamonds, but instead finds Katya, a local cafe owner, and is drawn into a steamy affair.

Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) penned the script, based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel.
Stephen Hamel and Keanu Reeves of Company Films and Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm/Film House Germany are producing the film. IM Global senior vp acquisitions and co-productions John Zois negotiated the deal on behalf of IM Global.

Reeves will next be seen in John Wick: Chapter 2, which is set to hit theaters Feb. 10, and sci-fi thriller Replicas with Alice Eve. He also starred in To the Bone, which debuted at Sundance. Reeves is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

Ross wrote and directed the drama Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots. He is repped by WME, MGMT Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.

Smith is repped by CAA, Circle of Confusion and attorney Howard Abramson.