Thanks to the success of The matrix In 1999, when Keanu Reeves was showing his persistent banking ability at the box office, he was given a choice of projects in the 2000s. It was therefore puzzling to see Reeves in the 2000s The Observer, a generic crime thriller starring Reeves who plays a serial killer involved in a psychological game with an FBI agent played by James Spader. The film received poor reviews, made only $ 29 million, and seemed inconsistent with Reeves’ career. Why did he take on the role?
According to Reeves, it was because he was betrayed.
The actor originally agreed to play a small role in the film to do a favor for his friend Joe Charbanic, who played hockey with Reeves and also made recordings for Reeves̵
That wasn’t the only problem. In an interview with The Calgary sun A year after the film was released, Reeves stated that “a friend” had forged his signature on a contract. While this could be a cause for legal action, Reeves did not see it that way.
“I never found the script interesting, but a friend of mine forged my signature on the agreement,” Reeves said. “I couldn’t prove he did and I didn’t want to be sued so I had no choice but to make the film.”
An irritated Reeves refused to promote the film, which Universal – the studio that produced the film – allowed if Reeves agreed not to openly discuss his complaints for a year.
Reeves went on to film both of them matrix Sequels released in 2003. After a series of mistakes, he scored a hit with 2015 John Wick. A fourth film in this series is planned.