Ryan Reynolds to Star in Upcoming Boy Band Comedy Film for Paramount, According to the hollywood reporter.
The longtime A-list leading man He will serve as a producer, through his Paramount-based label Maximum Effort, for the film, which he co-wrote with Jesse Andrews, best known for writing the novel and film adaptation of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015).
Frequent Reynolds collaborator Shawn Levy is also on board as a producer, via 21 Laps Entertainment, and is said to be interested in directing the film, but the shooting schedule will be a determining factor.
Levy is already slated to begin production on Deadpool 3 soon, with Reynolds reprising his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, in a cast that will also include Hugh Jackman, who is back in the comics realm as Wolverine, and The Crown’s . Emma Corrin.
The Reynolds and Levy duo have worked together in several other films over the years, including Free Guy (2021) and The Adam Project (2022), both of which the filmmaker served as director and producer.
New role: Ryan Reynolds, 46, has signed on to star in and produce the comedy film Boy Band, according to The Hollywood Reporter; he is pictured in Santa Monica in December 2022
With pre-production already underway for Deadpool 3 and shooting scheduled for London in May, Reynolds hopes to schedule filming for Boy Band for fall 2023 or early 2024.
Details of the story are being kept under wraps, but THR has described it as a boy band reunion movie.
The reunion of musical acts from the late 1990s or early 2000s has proven to be a viable topic following the success of the comedy series Girls5eva which aired on Peacock for two seasons and is now slated for a third season on Netflix.
It’s also unclear what role Reynolds would take on, but he showed off his singing and dancing skills in Apple’s Christmas musical comedy Spirited (2022), which also starred Will Ferrell.
Reynolds has had a non-stop work for the past two years, starring in the action-comedy films Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Red Notice and Free Guy in 2021.
Last year he had leading roles in the sci-fi action comedy The Adam Project and Spirited, as well as a cameo in the action comedy Bullet Train.
For his next role, Reynolds stars in IF, a fantasy comedy film that also stars John Krasinski, who is serving as writer, director and co-producer.
The cast of IF, filmed this past summer and fall, also includes Steve Carell, Cailey Fleming, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fiona Shaw, Louis Gossett Jr., Bobby Moynihan and Alan Kim.
Originally scheduled for a November 17, 2023 release, IF is now scheduled to be released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on May 24, 2024.
Frequent Crew: Band Boy is another production that includes frequent Reynolds collaborator Shawn Levy, who is serving as a producer and could be in the running to direct.
Next Role: Reynolds and Levy are also teaming up for Deadpool 3, which Levy will lead as director; The protagonist has scored two hits with Deadpool and its sequel
Successful team: The duo of Reynolds and Levy also worked side by side in the movie Free Guy (2021), opposite Jodie Comer.
In demand: The duo of Reynolds and Levy worked together on The Adam Project (2022), which also starred young actor Walker Scobell
Reynolds, a Vancouver native, made his acting debut on the teen drama series Fifteen in 1990.
Just over two years later, he made his film debut playing an orphan raised in India who is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi to go on a hunger strike in a small Canadian town, in Ordinary Magic (1993).
He ventured to lead actor status in the comedy film Van Wilder (2002), alongside Kal Penn, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, and Paul Gleason.
Since then, Reynolds has become one of Hollywood’s top A-list actors with movies like The Amityville Horror (2005), Just Friends (2005), The Proposal (2009), Green Lantern (2011), Deadpool (2016). ) and Deadpool. 2 (2018).