KEANU WAS WELL CAST?
The director of 'Constantine' says Keanu Reeves was well-cast as John Constantine.
Francis Lawrence, who is directing the upcoming comic-book film Constantine, told SCI FI Wire that star Keanu Reeves is the perfect actor to play the troubled supernatural detective John Constantine. 'Well, I don't want to get into anything sort of personal, but, I mean, Keanu is kind of a haunted guy, and he's sort of elusive and he's kind of mysterious,' Lawrence said in an interview on the set in Compton, Calif., last December. 'He's had some sort of tragic things happen to him, and I think [he] ... lives that life a little bit. He's also, I would say, a little self-destructive, which I think Constantine is, you know?'
Reeves plays Constantine, a man who straddles the realms of good and evil while fighting terminal cancer, based on the DC/Vertigo comic series Hellblazer. Lawrence also defended the decision to move the comic story to Los Angeles from London and to make Constantine an American, instead of an Englishman, as he is in the comic.
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