Taika Waititi and Utkarsh Ambudkar have joined Ryan Reynolds in the cast of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film Free Guy, according to Deadline.

  • Waititi is known recently for directing Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, while Ambudkar will be featured in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan.
  • They join a cast that includes Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds as well as Jodie Comer, Joe Kerry and Lil Rel.
  • Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn are writing the new film, which focuses on a bank teller who discovers he’s actually a player in a video game.
  • Shawn Levy will direct the film and produce through his 21 Laps Entertainment.
  • Adam Kolbrenner will also produce, along with Reynolds through Maximum Effort, and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter through Berlanti Productions.
  • Maximum Effort’s George Dewy and 21 Laps’ Dan Levine will serve as Executive Producers.
  • Mike Ireland will oversee the project for 20th Century Fox.

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