Bringing the Passion: Johnny Silverhand at SIDE LA

November 2020


The massive production and diverse world of CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 required both SIDE UK and SIDE LA to provide Casting, Recording, Directing, Production Management and Post Production across several years. During the transatlantic production, SIDE LA welcomed a very special talent to the studios. Hot off the MoCap soundstage, Hollywood’s Keanu Reeves came in to record the VO for what has already become an iconic character in the Cyberpunk 2077 world: Johnny Silverhand.

Across multiple sessions, Reeves brought his distinctive style to the character, covering all aspects of his history, personality, and attitude to life. As detailed in the video, Johnny Silverhand will guide and challenge players on how they want to play and who they want to be in this world.

“He really connected with Johnny Silverhand, “said Jacquie Shriver Sladeck, Head of Studio, SIDE LA. “It was really stunning to see him come in and do something so different and do it so fully, completely and passionately.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is due to be released on 10th December.