Ryan Reynolds will collaborate with Netflix on a new project. The actor will once again partner with the OTT Platform for a new original comedy film titled Upastith. This will be your third company with a streaming service.
Ryan Reynolds to collaborate and write Netflix’s Upstate
According to Deadline, Netflix signed a deal with Ryan Reynolds on his original comedy film Upstate. Both August and Reynolds will executive produce the upcoming Netflix comedy film. The actor will control it under his best effort production banner. Details about the project, its plot, budget, and additional actors are currently being summarized as it is in the early development phase. There is no news on who will direct the film.
Upstate will mark a meeting between Ryan Reynolds and John August after more than a decade. They previously worked together on the 2017 release The Nine. The sci-fi psychological thriller was written and directed until August, in which Reynolds appeared in three different characters. The film also stars Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning, among others.
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Ryan Reynolds previously directed the cast of 6 Underground (2019) directed by Michael Bay for Netflix. The actor will also appear in the action thriller comedy Red Notice, co-starring Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot. It is said to be one of the most expensive projects for the OTT platform. Filming for the film was underway before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John August is coming off the success of the Disney live-action remake Aladdin, for which he wrote the script with director Guy Ritchie. August wrote the screenplays for films such as Charlize Angels, Charlize Angels: Full Throttle, Big Fish, Charlie, and The Chocolate Factory, and Dark Shadows. He has often worked with director Tim Burton.
Ryan Reynolds has gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of Wade Wilson in Deadpool. He then appeared in popular movies such as The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Deadpool 2, and also voiced the main character in Detective Pakheru. The actor’s upcoming projects include Free Guy and The Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson. He may surprise his Marvel Comics character again in a third Deadpool movie.