Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth’s ‘Knock Knock’
Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock'
Is Keanu Reeves becoming the face of sharp, smart genre fare? Let’s hope so. Last year, he starred in “John Wick,” one of the most satisfying action movies of 2014. And now he’s headed to Sundance, leading Eli Roth‘s midnight movie “Knock Knock,” and the first teaser promises something playfully wicked.
Costarring Lorenza Izzo, Ana De Armas, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand and Colleen Camp, the film centers on a very successful man with a loving wife and family whose life is turned upside down when he embarks on a dalliance with two beautiful women. Here’s the official synopsis:
Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.
The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film, so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.
No release date yet for this one, but it screened last night in Park City, so we’ll soon hear if it has the goods. Watch below.
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