Variety is reporting that Keanu Reeves is set to star in and executive produce Rain. Based on a series of novels by author Barry Eisler Rain centers on a half Japanese half American contract assassin struggling to find his identity beyond just being a killer. Rain will mark Reeves first foray into television acting and producing and it will also mark the first project from Slingshot Global Media who are producing the series since the firm opened in February.
Slingshot CEO David Ellender commented “We are extremely excited to be working on a beloved property with such a talented and hard-working actor as Keanu, This series will be the launch pad for the company and highlight our talent-focused, quality-based approach within the ever-changing and expanding television space.” and Keanu Reeves added “As a huge fan of Barry’s work, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his iconic character and incredible world to life, I’m looking forward to partnering with Slingshot on my first series, and reteaming with Chad and David.”
No word yet on where or in what form this new series may air.