Ryan Reynolds continues to be one of the busiest working actors in Hollywood today. With a bevy of projects in various stages of development, the Deadpool star adds yet another project to his upcoming slate. As first reported by Deadline, Reynolds has secured a deal with Netflix to co-write and star in a new comedy titled Upstate.
The film reunites the Detective Pikachu star with previous collaborator John August, who will also pen the screenplay. Best known for writing films like Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Aladdin (2019), August previously worked with Reynolds on the science fiction feature The Nines.
While plot details for the film remain scarce at this time, the new deal reaffirms Reynolds’ relationship with Netflix. Earlier this year, Reynolds starred in Michael Bay’s 6 Underground on the streaming service. Reynolds is also in talks to star in and produce a new film for Netflix based on the popular video game Dragon’s Lair. Additionally, he will team with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot for a big-budget action flick titled Red Notice.
Moreover, Reynolds will star in the highly anticipated Free Guy, in theaters later this year. Additionally, Reynolds will co-star with Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. While Marvel Studios presumably figures out its plan for his Deadpool franchise, the actor has roles lined up in new films like Imaginary Friends with John Krasinski, A Christmas Carol with Will Ferrell, and Everyday Parenting Tips from Paddington director Paul King.
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