Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves, two prominent Hollywood icons, have always been known for their camaraderie. However, an intriguing anecdote reveals a possible grudge between the two, stemming from a pool game on a seemingly ordinary night.
In a recent Reddit AMA to promote his new film, Renfield, Cage shared a story of an unforgettable billiards match with the enigmatic John Wick star, who allegedly professed not to be an adept player. Cage recounted the events of that night, stating, "Well...
Keanu kicked my ass at billiards one night. He came up to my house on his motorcycle, and he was making these impossible shots." Cage continued, "He said, 'ow I dunno if I can get that shot or this shot,' and he made every single shot.
So I have mixed emotions about the skill that Keanu has because he completely dominated me at pool." Despite the unexpected defeat, Cage expressed his admiration for some of Reeves' early performances, saying, "I like some of the early stuff like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
I thought he was great in River's Edge. He was just great in that movie, yeah."
The Awaited Release: Renfield
The focus of the Reddit AMA was Cage's upcoming film, Renfield, a contemporary monster saga featuring Dracula's loyal servant.
The film stars Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) as the titular Renfield, a tormented aide to history's most egotistical leader, Dracula, played by Oscar winner Nicolas Cage. Renfield's role entails procuring his master's victims and executing his every command, no matter how degraded.
After centuries of servitude, Renfield is eager to explore life beyond the shadow of the Prince of Darkness, if only he can overcome his codependency. The film boasts a talented cast, including Awkwafina as Rebecca Quincy, Ben Schwartz as Teddy Lobo, and Adrian Martinez as Chris Marcos.
Renfield is directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series), inspired by an original concept from The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman. Eager fans can anticipate the film's release in theaters on April 14th.