‘The Matrix’ Wanted Sandra Bullock As A Gender-Flipped Neo Before Keanu Reeves Signed On

We were so close to getting a female Neo! As “The Matrix” approaches its 20th anniversary, one of the film’s producers revealed to The Wrap that they were eyeing Sandra Bullock for the leading role. Find out why Sandy wasn’t ultimately cast and which other A-listers almost signed on before Keanu Reeves landed the job.