Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey are set to co-star in the dystopian feature film The Bad Batch. Little is being revealed about the plot, but the movie will reportedly take place in a Texas desert wasteland and involve the seemingly incompatible themes of cannibalism and romance. Reeves will play a character called The Dream, and Carrey is cast as The Hermit.
The protagonist Miami Man will be portrayed by Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones). Momoa recently signed on to be the new Aqua Man in a string of highly anticipated superhero flicks, including next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Bad Batch also stars Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Diego Luna Alexander (Elysium) and Yolonda Ross, seen earlier this year in the TV movie Whitney.
The film is directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, who is best known for writing and directing the big screen vampire thriller A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
Many moviegoers will doubtless be reluctant to see the movie due to it disturbing subject matter. However, the involvement of Reeves and Carrey should help coax some mainstream audiences into giving it a chance. Indie Wire called the picture "innovative," describing it as a "savage love story, like a psychedelic Road Warrior, inspired by films like El Topo and Wild At Heart [and] shot in bold saturated hues and stylings of the '80s & '90s."
The Bad Batch is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
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