Production has officially begun on Matthew Ross’ Siberia movie, starring Keanu Reeves
Production is officially underway on director Matthew Ross’ Siberia movie. The romantic thriller arrives from the Frank & Lola helmer and stars Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Pasha Lychnikoff (Shameless), Ana Ularu (Inferno) and Molly Ringwald (Riverdale).
Shooting on location in Winnipeg, Canada and St Petersburg, Russia, the Siberia movie follows Lucas (Reeves), an American diamond merchant, who travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin. As the deal begins to collapse, he falls into an obsessive relationship with Katya (Ularu), a Russian cafe owner, in a small Siberian town. As their passion builds, so does the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself. Both collide as the American man desperately looks for escape in a world with no exit.
Lychnikoff will play Boris Volkov, chief antagonist to Reeves’ character.
The Siberia movie was written by Academy Award nominee Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) and is based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. The film is produced by Hamel and Reeves of Company Films and Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm/Film House Germany who had developed the material together; and Braden Aftergood and David Hansen. Cassian Elwes of Mars Town helped arrange the financing and is executive producing along with Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones of The Fyzz and Simon Williams of Ingenious. Also serving as executive producers are Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann of Film House Germany, Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros of Zeal, and Phyllis Laing and Jeff Beesley of Buffalo Gals.
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