The star has joined Lily Collins on Marti Noxon’s feature directorial debut as shooting is scheduled to get underway this week in Los Angeles.

Keanu Reeves

Mockingbird Pictures and Sparkhouse Media produce To The Bone, which Noxon wrote based on personal experience of anorexia.

Reeves will play an unorthodox doctor who pushes a woman with anorexia to commit to getting better.

Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures will produce with Karina Miller, who is also financing through her Sparkhouse Media, the company she heads with husband and financier Talal AlAbbar. To The Bone is the first project on their slate.

Mockingbird’s films include Albert Nobbs, Last Days In The Desert, and 9 To 5.

“Keanu has such generosity and intelligence, not to mention a warmth that I’m eager to tap into,” said Noxon. “We’re all incredibly excited that he’s agreed to help us bring To The Bone to life.”

Reeves recently wrapped production on John Wick 2, and he has three other films in post: courtroom drama The Whole Truth opposite Renée Zellweger, The Neon Demon and The Bad Batch.

Noxon recently adapted the Gillian Flynn thriller Sharp Objects with actress Amy Adams attached to star. She co-created and serves as executive producer on Lifetime drama series UnREAL, and is also the creator and executive producer on Bravo’s first scripted drama series, Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce.