Sofia Coppola Directs Keanu Reeves in Suntory Whiskey Ad – IndieWire

Keanu Reeves and Sofia Coppola are returning to their respective career roots.

Coppola Twenty years after she premiered her 2003 film Lost in Translation in Tokyo, the filmmaker returns to Japan with a short film for the Suntory Whiskey Anniversary Tribute. Suntory Whiskey has become cinematically synonymous with Bill Murray’s quip, “When it’s time to have fun, make it sunday time,” his character is a fading actor sent to Tokyo to launch his brand.

Actor Reeves, who previously starred in a Suntory commercial in the 1990s, directs the ad, a montage of 100 years of iconic liquor brand The House of Suntory.

The ad shows Reeves strolling through the nightlife in Japan before walking into a nondescript bar and ordering a glass of sunglass on the rocks while a vinyl record plays. The ad was set to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ cover of “Crimson and Clover.”

Hurt My Feelings, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2023.  © A24

“It was good. [to get] An opportunity to work and collaborate with Sofia Coppola [her brother] “It was a very special opportunity,” Reeves told People magazine about the project, Roman Coppola said in a short trailer and then a docu-series.

Reeves and Sofia Coppola, her father Francis Ford Coppola They briefly dated after meeting while working on the 1992 directorial “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”

The “John Wick: Chapter 4” actor added, “It was awesome, it was awesome. Going to the founding distillery, Yamazaki, and then getting the chance to spend time with the people from Suntory, and meeting the master blenders and all the artisans. It was extraordinary. , Kabuki actors, calligraphers, being an outsider and spending time with people and talking about their passions and careers.

Next up for Coppola is the Priscilla and Elvis Presley biopic “Priscilla,” starring Kyle Spain and Jacob Elordi. Meanwhile, Reeves is attached to Jonah Hill’s Apple original film “Aftermath,” about a damaged Hollywood actor who dives into the dark depths to face his demons and reappears after being captured in a mysterious video clip. Reeves is also set to star in Aziz Ansari’s “Good Fortune” opposite Seth Rogen. However, due to the ongoing WGA strike, production was halted.


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