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Keanu Reeves says he found himself in 'movie jail' after turning down 'Speed 2'

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has revealed avoided working with him after he declined to star in "2".

The film was a follow-up to Reeves' 1994 action blockbuster "Speed" which also featured Dennis Hopper, and It raked in more than USD 121 million at the box office and was universally praised by the critics.

In its May issue, GQ magazine quoted the 54-year-old saying the term of "movie jail" lasted for 14 years.

"I didn't work with (Fox) again until 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'," said.

It was widely reported in the '90s that was offered a great deal of money for the sequel but he instead chose to work in the regional production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in Winnipeg,

The studio later cast opposite Bullock, who reprised her role from the original, for the sequel. The film, titled "2: Cruise Control", released in 1997 but was a big financial disappointment for Fox. Critics had also blasted the film for its story and action.

In the interview with the magazine, the also said that though, he has not done a studio film since 2013's "47 Ronin", he is no longer finds himself in a "movie jail."

"I haven't really thought about my career future, or what was going to happen, until really recently," he said, while adding, "probably my mid-40s.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 12:25 IST