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Keanu Reeves in talks to star in Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’ — World of Reel

Ruben Östlund is scheduled to shoot “The Entertainment System is Down” later this year. The script is ready and a cast is now being assembled. Variation, yes report that Keanu Reeves is in talks to star in the film

Östlund, a filmmaker who disdains subtlety, and I don’t mean that in a bad way, clearly has a vision for his next film involving Keanu.

The film is set on a long-haul flight whose entertainment system loses power as passengers become “modern people dealing with boredom and their own thoughts.”

Ostlund plan about shooting a scene where a young boy asks to borrow his older brother’s iPad and is told to wait five minutes. “And then I want to challenge the audience,” Östlund teases. “You stay with the child in real time. And he looks at the catalogue, puts it back and the unrest comes. So he asks his mother, “How much do we have left?” And she says, ‘Well, now it’s four minutes and 45 seconds, you need to calm down.’

“When the public starts to realize that this is a real-time recording, I think a lot of people are going to be very, very frustrated,” he said, still chuckling. “I want to make history.”

Östlund added that he wants to cause the most strikes in the history of Cannes with this film. “And I think it will be more provocative than any violent, disturbing content,” he says. “Because it becomes very interesting to be left alone with your thoughts and challenge the audience to do the same.”

It must be great to be Östlund. He just turned 50 years old and already has two Palme d’Or wins to his name (“The Square” and “Triangle of Sadness”). Last year he served a stint as jury chairman for the 76th Cannes Film Festival.