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When directors Adam and Aaron Nee spoke with Screen Rant about Pitt’s role in the film, the duo shared that they were uncertain if they would be able to cast Pitt and had other stars in mind, including Reeves.
“I think we thought it was gonna be Keanu Reeves initially, but he was tied up with ‘John Wick,’ and that’s where we were like, ‘Brad was always our first choice,'” Adam shared with the outlet.
Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards Feb. 9, 2020 in Hollywood. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
“But we didn’t think it was gonna happen. Then [Sandra] did ‘Bullet Train,’ and it came together. And I love Keanu, he would’ve been fun too.”
After years of romance rumors, Bullock was recently asked by Esquire magazine if she and Reeves ever dated, to which she simply replied,”Nope.”
Brad Pitt at the Oscars. (Getty Images)
“But who knows?” she quickly added. “Keanu’s a guy who, I feel like, is friends with every woman he’s ever dated. I don’t think there’s anyone who has something horrible to say about him. So maybe we could have survived. I don’t know.
“But we didn’t have to survive anything. We just get to grow up together on parallel roads and tip our hats and meet for a dinner and try to work together. And the longer time goes on, the more in awe I am of the human being. Would I have been able to say that if he had dumped me and made me angry? Probably not.”
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock arrive at the red carpet. (Ian West/PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.