Generous actor Keanu Reeves has sacrificed a massive $38 million to prevent the two new Matrix films being scrapped.
The Speed hunk gave up his claim to a cut of the films’ ticket sales when producers began fearing the box office would not cover the costs of making the special effects-laden flicks.
The gesture is one of the most generous ever in Hollywood and has stunned studio bosses.
A Warner Brothers insider says, “The special effects in the new movie are beyond belief – but hugely expensive.”
“There was a real danger the projects would be scrapped until Keanu offered to sign away his cut. He has kissed goodbye to a huge sum of money.”
Keanu was paid $10 million for the first Matrix movie in 1999 and picked up a further $35 million as his cut of worldwide box office sales.