“The Bad Batch” Adds Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves


by Justin Cook

Ana Lily Amipour’s upcoming cannibal love story The Bad Batch has added Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Diego Luna and Suki Waterhouse to its cast.

The Wrap, who broke the news, described the film as “A post-apocalyptic tale set in a Texas wasteland where a community of cannibals reside.”

The film will mainly focus on a character named Miami Man, played by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa, a man with a hankering for human flesh.

On top of Momoa, Waterhouse will play the female lead of Arien, Carrey will play “The Hermit,” Reeves will play “The Dream” and Luna will play Jimmy.

Amipour is coming off of a very successful 2014, in which she received attention for her film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The Iranian vampire feature garnered extremely positive reviews from critics and was said to be a more than effective horror film.  She also won a Gotham Award for the film in the Best Breakthrough Director category.

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Vice will both produce the film, which will begin shooting in Los Angeles next month.

This isn’t the first team up between Annapurna and Vice, as the companies also worked together on such films as Her, Spring Breakers and The Grandmaster.

In 2014, Keanu Reeves starred in the action film John Wick, but the actor seems to be making more of a move toward the horror genre. Such genre films that he has starred in as of recent include Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, which premiered at Sundance this year, and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming The Neon Demon, which is still in pre-production.

Carrey, on the other hand, co-starred with Jeff Daniels in the long-awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber entitled Dumb and Dumber To. Despite negative reviews, for the most part, the film was a box office success.

Other information about the film such as a release date and further plot details are unknown at the time.

Source: The Wrap

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