Action | Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.
Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery
Fee Guy, a 20th Century Fox comedic actioner, will see Reynolds play a bank teller living a humdrum routine life, only to learn that he is, in actuality, a background character in a violent open world video game; a world that is somehow in jeopardy and can only be saved by him. The film will be directed by Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum films).
Free Guy Trailer
Fresh from Brazil CCXP19 comes the first full Free Guy trailer. Watch the titular Guy realize the colorful truth about his world.
Free Guy Cast
Ryan plays an NPC literally named “Guy” as bland as they come, he surprisingly begins developing artificial intelligence, much to the chagrin of the human playeres around him in this virtual reality open world game. For example, newly minted Emmy winner Jodie Comer plays Molotov Girl, a gamer with some secret history related to the events around her. Indeed, she and another programmer played by Stranger Things Joe Keery intended to allow NPCs to learn some degree of self-awareness from their experiences, but never expected a character to become sentient.
The cast is also rounded out by Taika Waititi in a decidedly more comic supporting part. He plays Antoine, the CEO of the company who created Guy’s game. Lil Rey Howery and Channing Tatum also appear.
Free Guy Details
Free Guy will be directed by Shawn Levy, a longtime producer, who’s directorial CV includes entries such as the trio of Night at the Museum movies, Vince Vaugh/Owen Wilson Google romp The Internship, Steve Carrell/Tina Fey rom-com Date Night, Hugh Jackman-headlined Rock’em Sock’em Robots actioner Real Steel, and has been helming episodes of Netflix’s pop culture-invading horror hybrid series, Stranger Things. He and Reynolds picked up Free Guy as a spec script written by Matt Lieberman in 2016, who worked on the Kurt Russell comedy, The Christmas Chronicles, and the remake of the classic 1980s robot comedy, Short Circuit.
Levy also serves as a producer via his 21 Laps shingle, joined by star Ryan Reynolds via Maximum Effort and (The CW’s Arrowverse maestro) Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, fulfilling a multiyear deal signed by his Berlanti Productions. Adam Kolbrenner will also produce.