Ryan Reynolds Free Guy annouces cast, starts production

Ed Willey

Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum) will direct Free Guy, a new movie penned by Zak Penn (Ready Player One) and Ryan Reynolds, with the latter also taking the lead.

The story is set to focus on a lonely bank teller (Reynolds) who discovers he’s actually a background character in an open-world video game, called Free City, that’s about to be turned off and must, we can only assume, somehow save the day. So cross the Truman Show with Grand Theft Auto and sounds like you’re in the right ballpark.

The cast (shown in the image on this very page) is sounding like a ton of fun with Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar (Mulan), and Joe Keery (Stranger Things).

Random fact, this will be the first 20th Century Fox movie to start filming under Disney ownership, who are aiming to release on 3 July 2020.

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