Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder to star in Destination Wedding comedy

By now you're probably saying to yourself, "Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder together in a wedding-related comedy? Welp, I did not see that one coming." To tell you the truth, neither did I. Nevertheless, the pair are set to star in DESTINATION WEDDING, a comedy from 5 TO 7 helmer and long-time television producer Vince Levin.

DESTINATION WEDDING tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.  But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed. Reeve's and Ryder will act from an original script penned by Levin, with Gail Lyon from Sunshine Pictures and Two Camel Films’ Elizabeth Dell set to produce. Additionally, Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing. Principal photography recently wrapped in central California for the film.

When recently giving a statement about the film, The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones said, “The Fyzz is incredibly excited to work with Vic, Gail, Elizabeth and Cassian and to be a part of Destination Wedding. When comedy is seated in character and truth it’s both funny and moving, and on that basis Vic’s screenplay is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves are wonderfully skillful actors and their chemistry on-screen truly brings these irascible characters to life. Their unswerving commitment to the project is a testament to both material and director.”

Gail Lyon also offered up a few words about the project when she said, “Elizabeth and I have both known Vic a long time, and it’s been our collective pleasure to work together, along with Cassian and The Fyzz, to bring this movie to life. Keanu and Winona bring a lot of history and chemistry to their roles, which adds a wonderful dimension to their performances and their dynamic.”

I'll bite. It's been a long time since I've personally seen either actor engage in a comedic role, and I must admit that I'm rather curious to bear witness to the state of Reeves and Ryder's chops for their respective roles. Lately, I can't think of Reeves as anything but the rough-and-tumble killer JOHN WICK, or Ryder as the frightened mother of Will Byers on STRANGER THINGS. With any luck, DESTINATION WEDDING will permit both actors a nice departure from the characters I'd just mentioned and we'll get a rock solid laugh out of this forthcoming project.

No release date for DESTINATION WEDDING has been announced at this time, though you can catch Winona Ryder when she stars in STRANGER THINGS Season 2, which is set for a October 27th release on Netflix.

Extra Tidbit: I am chomping at the bit for both John Wick 3 and Stranger Things Season 2!
Source: JoBlo



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