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Ryan Reynolds is an NPC that Defies His Programming in ‘Free Guy’

Jun 12 2021

An action-filled video game is about to get re-programmed by a Free Guy.

Free Guy was shuffled due to theaters shutting down last year – it was initially a summer movie, then moved to a winter holiday movie, and now it’s back to being a summer movie (where it belongs). Get ready to jump into the life of an NPC in a multi-player online game set in a crime-filled city where you live on a set track and get killed all the time. A multi-player online game run by Taika Watiti.


Marketing for the movie has rebooted. Here’s the latest look.


In this epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.

The cast is led by Ryan Reynold and includes Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi. It’s Directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum) and based on a story by Matt Lieberman (2019’s The Addams Family, Playing with Fire).

Free Guy hits theaters on August 13th.


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