Free Guy (2020): Everything We Know

Ryan Reynolds is back and that’s all you need to know to plan a movie outing next year. Because why would anyone not want to see more of him? Plus, he is back at playing a funny, superhero-like character but this time, his role will be enjoyable for adults and non-adults alike. Shawn Levy’s upcoming movie, ‘Free Guy’ will see him transported to a GTA-style videogame with a plot akin to ‘The Truman Show.’ If you wish to know more details, continue reading.

Free Guy Plot: What is it About?

‘Free Guy’ might not sound out-of-the-box creative but its amalgamation of several known premises, coupled with a light-hearted tone proves to be an inventive concoction. The movie follows Guy, a bank teller who lives in a rather violent and destructive yet non-serious version of our world. He is bored by the ‘monotony’ of his life where he has to wake up everyday and get shot at, taken hostage or be a by-standing victim to a robbery with explosions and fights taking place all around him. None of the people, including Guy seem to die or be heavily injured by the constant physical conflicts though.

However, he soon finds out that he is just a non-player character in an open world video game which is like Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto combined. He is made aware of this due to a code developed by a couple of programmers, Milly and Keys and inserted into the video game by its publisher, Antoine. However, the game called “Free City” faces the risk of being shut down by its developers. Then, Guy decides to turn into a hero to save the game and his world, racing against the clock to do so.

Free Guy Cast: Who is in it?

Ryan Reynolds leads the cast for ‘Free Guy’ and the casting could not have been more perfect. He plays the protagonist, Guy who is a non-player character in an open-world video game. Upon working for the movie, he mentioned “I haven’t been this fully immersed and engaged in something since Deadpool.” Reynolds’ role looks similar to his portrayal of Deadpool in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, albeit a more family-friendly one. However, ‘Free Guy’ is not a superhero movie and feels quite dissimilar from ‘Deadpool.’ Some of the other movies that Reynolds has appeared in include ‘The Proposal,’ ‘National Lampoon’s Van Wilder’ and ‘Blade: Trinity.’

Moreover, Taika Waititi will also be seen in the movie. He plays the character of Antoine, the publisher of “Free City.” This will be the second time that Waititi and Reynolds will be seen sharing screen space after the forgettable disappointment, ‘Green Lantern.’

Moving on, the British actress, Jodie Comer plays the role of Milly, a programmer in ‘Free Guy.’  She is best known for playing Villanelle in the thriller series, ‘Killing Eve.’ Comer won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress too. Moreover, she is also known for appearing in ‘My Mad Fat Diary,’ ‘Thirteen’ and ‘The White Princess.’

Joe Keery is also a part of the movie’s cast. The American actor is best known for playing Steve in Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things.’ Moreover, he also contributes to the psychedelic rock band, Post Animal.

Lil Rel Howery plays the character of Buddy in ‘Free Guy.’ He is best known for starring in ‘The Carmichael Show’ and the critically acclaimed horror movie, ‘Get Out.’ Other cast members include Utkarsh Ambudkar and Camille Kostek. Furthermore, Channing Tatum will reportedly play a minor or cameo role in the film too. Plus. the movie will also have several YouTube personalities star in it including Jacksepticeye, Ninja and Pokimane.

Free Guy Crew: Who is Behind It?

‘Free Guy’ is directed by Shawn Levy. He is best known for directing the ‘Night at the Museum’ trilogy and the television series, ‘Stranger Things.’ He seems to be the apt man to helm this movie as he has excelled in creating family-friendly, speculative comedies with outlandish characters as seen in ‘Night at the Museum.’ ‘Free Guy’ seems to possess a similar tone to that franchise.

Moreover, the screenplay is written by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn based on Liberman’s story. Ryan Reynolds also serves as a producer for this project. Christophe Beck has composed the film’s music score while the cinematography has been handled by George Richmond. Richmond is notable for his cinematography work on ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and its sequel.

The movie is distributed by 20th Century Fox, which is now owned by Disney.

Free Guy Release Date: When Does it Premiere?

‘Free Guy’ is scheduled to release on July 3, 2020 in the United States. It is yet another Ryan Reynolds movie that promises to be an entertaining blockbuster. Plus, the film seems to have enough potential to be converted into a franchise.

Free Guy Trailer:

You can watch the trailer for ‘Free Guy’ below. Without giving too much of the plot away, the trailer provides a glimpse into the speculative world and its meant-for-all humor. It does not shy away from boasting about its high production value either.

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