Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox announced filming has just gotten underway on the comedy film, Free Guy. The action-adventure stars Ryan Reynolds (currently heard but not seen in Detective Pikachu) and is being directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, the Night at the Museum films).
Filming is taking place in Boston, with Disney Studios targeting a July 3, 2020 theatrical release date.
Ryan Reynolds is joined by Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer, Rel star Lil Rel Howery, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, and Mulan‘s Utkarsh Ambudkar. Taiki Waititi gets to take of his writer/director cap (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) and just act in the 20th Century Fox production.
Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Adam Kolbrenner are producing. Dan Levine, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey and Mike McGrath are on board as executive producers.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography George Richmond (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Emmy Award winning editor Dean Zimmerman (Stranger Things, the Night at the Museum franchise), production designer Ethan Tobman (Room, Beautiful Boy, Beyonce: Lemonade) and costume designer Marlene Stewart (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Fate of the Furious).
“Free Guy tells the story of a lonely bank teller who discovers he is actually a background character in the open-world videogame Free City.”