Taika Waititi, Utkarsh Ambudkar Reportedly Join Ryan Reynolds in Cast of Fox’s “Free Guy”

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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