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Entertainment Tonight --

Action star Keanu Reeves is heading to the big screen for a modern twist on a classic tale.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Speed" and "Matrix" actor has signed on to headline the new movie "Jekyll," based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

There's no release date yet and Universal is keeping the plot under wraps.