Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer joins Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) and Joe Keery (Stranger Things) have joined the Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Free Guy.
Shawn Levy, who recently vacated the director’s chair for the long-in-development Uncharted movie, is directing the project from a script by Matt Lieberman written way back in 2016.
In the vein of hits such as Wreck-It-Ralph, Free Guy will follow a background character who discovers he lives in a video game and works to prevent the makers of the game from shutting it down with the help of an avatar.
Free Guy will be produced by Reynolds, Levy, Sarah Schecter and Greg Berlanti and is written by Matt Lieberman, who is currently working on the upcoming animated reboot of The Addams Family, an in-development animated Scooby-Doo film and a remake of the 1986 hit Short Circuit.
Comer became a breakout star after her critically acclaimed performance in Killing Eve. Free Guy will mark her first foray into a stateside production. Rel starred on NBC’s The Carmichael Show, but was a standout in Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out. While Keery portrayed popular cool kid turned misfit in the popular Stranger Things series on Netflix.
Reynolds can be seen in the PG-13 Once Upon a Deadpool, now playing in theaters.
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