Star to headline revenge thriller.

Keanu Reeves (‘47 Ronin,’ ‘The Matrix’) has been set as the lead in the revenge action flick ‘John Wick,’ according to Screen Daily.

Penned by Derek Kolstad, the plot centres on “a former hitman whose killer instincts are reawakened after a thug steals his 1969 Ford Mustang and in the process kills the dog given to him by his late wife. Wick tracks the man to New York, where the thug’s father, a crime boss, puts a bounty on his head.”

Second unit directors/stunt coordinators David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are attached to make their directorial debut with Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk producing.

Reeves is currently putting the finishing touches on his directorial debut ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ a martial arts-styled action drama starring Tiger Hu Chen (‘Kung Fu Man,’ ‘House of Fury’) and Iko Uwais (‘The Raid’).