Winona Ryder is really having a comeback right now. After a super-successful, ’80s-tastic first season of Stranger Things, she’s switching it up and going full ’90s on us by reuniting with an old co-star who happens to be an icon in his own right. According to Deadline, Ryder will team up with her old buddy Keanu Reeves this winter to star in the very ’90s-esque rom-com, Destination Wedding.
The report goes on to say they’ll play “two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests” who are the outcasts of the group at the — you guessed it — destination wedding they attend until they start to fall for each other, because that’s how these things work in a rom-com, people. Obviously, things aren’t that simple, because both characters are jaded and conflicted and they take their sweet time to decide they should actually act on their feelings. But of course, they do, because again, that’s how rom-coms work, and especially rom-coms with stars like Ryder and Reeves at the top of the bill.
Ryder and Reeves have a long history together. They previously starred together in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly and Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Now that the news is out, producer Robert Jones revealed a little bit more about the film so we can get even more stoked than we already were.
“When comedy is seated in character and truth it’s both funny and moving, and on that basis [this] screenplay is one of the best I’ve read in a long time,” Jones told Variety in a statement. “Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves are wonderfully skillful actors, and their chemistry on-screen truly brings these irascible characters to life.”
If anyone thought rom-coms were played out, time to eat your words. The ’90s are back, and that means the best of rom-coms is returning in all its glory.