Ryan Reynolds-led action comedy Free Guy begins shooting
Fox has announced that the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph-esque action comedy Free Guy,featuring an ensemble cast led by Detective Pikachu‘s Ryan Reynolds, has officially begun principal production in Boston, sharing a selfie with the film’s primary cast!
Shawn Levy, who vacated the director’s chair for the long-in-development Uncharted movie, is directing Free Guy 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 Guy, a lonely bank teller who discovers he is actually a background character in an open-world video game entitled Free City and works to prevent the makers of the game from shutting it down with the help of an avatar.
In addition to Reynolds, the cast also includes Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer, Get Out‘s Lil Rel Howery, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi and Blindspotting‘s Utkarsh Ambudkar. The film acts as a reunion for Reynolds and Waititi, who previously shared the screen in the superhero film we all want to forget, 2011’s Green Lantern.
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.
The film is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2020 by Fox and Disney.