Keanu Reeves to portray NASCAR driver in upcoming ‘Rally Car’

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Actor Keanu Reeves will soon portray a fictional NASCAR driver in an upcoming film project.

Reeves, who can been seen in the action film John Wick: Chapter 2 in theaters this weekend, is attached to the film “Rally Car,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While Reeves will be playing a NASCAR driver, the plot of the film will not be focused on the sport itself.

Here’s the premise of the movie according to The Hollywood Reporter:

The film tells the story of a self-centered American NASCAR driver who revitalizes his career by entering an international rally car race across China and learns to win as part of a team when he joins forces with a young Chinese woman who yearns to become a driver.

Rally Car will be produced by Lionsgate, which is behind the John Wick franchise.

The film will be directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2, Taken 3, Colombiana) with a script written by first-timer Jeremy Lott.

Rally Car isn’t the only upcoming movie that NASCAR will be a part of.

On Aug. 18, the film Logan Lucky is scheduled for release. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11-13, Magic Mike), the movie depicts a heist that takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway during a NASCAR race. Production was on hand at Charlotte last October during the Bank of America 500.

The movie will have cameos from Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson.

The main cast includes current James Bond actor Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Foxcatcher), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Katie Holmes (Dawson’s Creek, Batman Begins).