Free Guy (2020)
|Genre:||Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy|
|Release date (US):||July 3, 2020|
|Starring:||Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Taika Waititi|
|Distributed by:||20th Century Studios|
Free Guy is an upcoming American science fiction action comedy movie directed by Shawn Levy. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi.
In the open world video game Free City, an amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite, Guy (Ryan Reynolds) is a non-player character working as a bank teller. Thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly and Keys inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine, Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.
Free Guy had been in development at 20th Century Fox prior to its acquisition by Disney, and is one of the first Fox films to continue production under Disney ownership, as well as under the studio's new name 20th Century Studios. Ryan Reynolds, who produced the movie along with Shawn Levy, said "I haven’t been this fully immersed and engaged in something since Deadpool".
The movie started principal photography in Boston in May 2019, including around the city's Financial District. Filming also took place in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts and Framingham, Massachusetts, in the former Framingham Bank building.