20th Century Studios’ “Free Guy,” “Death on the Nile” Removed from Release Calendar

20th Century Studios has removed the Ryan Reynolds-led comedy Free Guy and the Kenneth Branagh-led murder mystery Death on the Nile from their upcoming release schedule, according to Variety.

  • Free Guy was slated to hit theaters on December 11 while Death on the Nile was planned for a theatrical release on December 18, but both have been removed from the schedule.
  • No new dates have been set for the films at this time and it is unclear if they will see a theatrical release in the near future.
  • Death on the Nile was recently delayed back in September. Before that delay, the film was slated for an October release.
  • The cancellations are another big blow to movie theaters, which have been struggling without blockbuster films making their theatrical debuts.

More on Free Guy:


  • In Twentieth Century Studio’s 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:

  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Jodie Comer
  • Joe Keery
  • Lil Rel Howery
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar
  • Taika Waititi

Creative team:

  • Directed by:
    • Shawn Levy
  • Story by:
    • Matt Lieberman
  • Screenplay by:
    • Matt Lieberman
    • Zak Penn
  • Produced by:
    • Ryan Reynolds
    • Shawn Levy
    • Greg Berlanti
    • Sarah Schechter
    • Adam Kolbrenner
  • Executive produced by:
    • Mary McLaglen
    • Josh McLaglen
    • George Dewey
    • Dan Levine
    • Michael Riley McGrath

More on Death of the Nile:


  • Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

The Cast:

  • Kenneth Branagh as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot
  • Tom Bateman
  • Annette Bening
  • Russell Brand
  • Ali Fazal
  • Dawn French
  • Gal Gadot
  • Armie Hammer
  • Rose Leslie
  • Emma Mackey
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Jennifer Saunders
  • Letitia Wright

Creative Team:

  • Written by:
    • Michael Green, adapted from Christie’s novel
  • Produced by:
    • Ridley Scott
    • Mark Gordon
    • Simon Kinberg
    • Kenneth Branagh
    • Judy Hofflund
    • Kevin J. Walsh
  • Executive produced by:
    • Matthew Jenkins
    • James Prichard
    • Matthew Prichard