Ryan Reynolds Does the Mississippi Grind


Ryan Reynolds has a busy summer ahead, but that hasn’t stopped him from signing onto a number of smaller indie movies with auteurs like Atom Egoyan. According to Deadline, he’s just signed onto the new movie by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson) along with Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines).

in the movie, Mendelsohn will play a gambler on a losing streak who will team with Reynold’s younger gambling addict hoping that the two teaming for a road trip through the South will change both their luck.

Production will start on the film early next year with Electric City’s Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell on board as producers.

Reynolds next has two very different movies opening the week of July 17 as he teams with Jeff Bridges for the zombie comedy R.I.P.D. and provides the title voice of Turbo and then in September, he stars in Tarsem Singh’s sci-fi drama Selfless for FilmDistrict.