Buckle Up: Keanu Reeves in talks for Östlund’s airplane disaster film

Keanu Reeves, the beloved Hollywood actor renowned for his versatility and depth on screen, is reportedly in discussions to headline the cast of Ruben Östlund’s eagerly awaited film, “The Entertainment System Is Down.”

With Östlund, a two-time Palme d’Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, at the helm, anticipation is high for this upcoming cinematic experience.


While specific details of the plot are shrouded in secrecy, Östlund has tantalized audiences with hints of a gripping social satire unfolding within the confines of a turbulent long-haul flight. Imagine a scenario where the entertainment system malfunctions, igniting pandemonium and unleashing raw emotions among passengers. Drawing inspiration from real-life anecdotes collected over years, Östlund has meticulously crafted a script that promises to provoke laughter and contemplation in equal measure.

Reeves’ potential role in the film remains a mystery, but given Östlund’s penchant for dark humor and incisive social commentary, audiences can expect a performance imbued with wit and depth. The project also boasts an ensemble cast featuring international luminaries, elevating the anticipation for what promises to be a captivating cinematic experience.

“The Entertainment System Is Down” marks Östlund’s highly anticipated follow-up to “Triangle of Sadness,” a Palme d’Or winner that captivated audiences with its audacious storytelling and rich character dynamics. With this latest endeavor, Östlund aims to delve deeper into the human psyche, examining how individuals navigate the complexities of interpersonal relationships in the confined space of an airplane cabin.

In a statement to Variety, Östlund expressed his vision for the film, describing it as a compelling exploration of human behavior within the microcosm of a plane. He hopes to challenge conventional norms and incite thought-provoking discussions, aiming to create a cinematic experience that resonates long after the credits roll.

Produced by Plattform Produktion and co-produced by Coproduction Office, “The Entertainment System Is Down” represents a collaboration of visionary minds committed to pushing the boundaries of storytelling. With Östlund’s directorial prowess and Reeves’ star power, the film is poised to make waves in the global cinematic landscape.

For Keanu Reeves, this potential role adds another intriguing dimension to his illustrious career, following his acclaimed performances in iconic franchises such as “John Wick.” As audiences eagerly await further developments, it’s clear that “The Entertainment System Is Down” is destined to be a cinematic event unlike any other.

In the meantime, fans can catch Reeves in the upcoming spinoff “Ballerina,” set in the adrenaline-fueled world of the “John Wick” universe. With his trademark intensity and charisma, Reeves continues to captivate audiences with his compelling portrayals on screen.