Free Guy Trailer – Director & Producer Shawn Levy – Producer Ryan Reynolds – Writers Matt Liberman & Zak Penn - Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Taika Waititi – TSG Entertainment – 20th Century Studios
Free Guy is an upcoming 2020 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, a story by...
Free Guy is an upcoming 2020 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, a story by Matt Lieberman, and a screenplay by Lieberman and Zak Penn. 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 (Reynolds) is a non-player character (NPC) working as a bank teller. Thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly (Comer) and Keys (Keery) inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine (Waititi), 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 film along with Shawn Levy, said "I haven’t been this fully immersed and engaged in something since Deadpool".
The film 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.
On October 3, 2019, 20th Century Fox released a "Meet the Cast" promotional video, in which Reynolds and Waititi claim they are pleased to have the opportunity to work together for the first time, despite Comer and Keery pointing out that they worked together previously on the critically panned film Green Lantern
Free Guy is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2020 by 20th Century Studios.