'Free Guy': Ryan Reynolds' film hitting Disney+ Hotstar next week
Finally, the wait is over for those fans of Ryan Reynolds who could not catch Free Guy in theaters. The sci-fi action comedy had hit cinema halls here on September 17. It will now be available for streaming from October 15. Directed by Shawn Levy, the movie stars Reynolds as a bank teller, who discovers that he is actually in an open-world video game.
The film was theatrically released on August 13 in the US following a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It premiered in Switzerland's 74th Locarno Film Festival at the Piazza Grande section on August 10. Also starring Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi, and Utkarsh Ambudkar, the film has been backed by Reynolds, Levy, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti, and Adam Kolbrenner.
Hollywood actors like Chris Evans, Good Morning America host Lara Spencer, and late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek have also played cameos in the film. Reynolds thanked many of these actors on social media. "This movie is about friendship," the actor captioned the star-studded slideshow on Instagram. You will be able to stream the film on Disney+ Hotstar in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and English.
The critically acclaimed movie did well at the box office. It had grossed a good $324mn worldwide becoming the seventh highest-grossing film this year. The 44-year-old actor has a number of projects in his kitty. He will be seen next in action-thriller Red Notice also featuring Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot and another sci-fi titled The Adam Project alongside Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo.
Keeping his witty side intact, Reynolds took the internet by storm by calling Spotlight star Stanley Tucci a "snack" in a recent social media update. Tucci had posted a short video on Instagram that showed him mixing pasta with red sauce. "11pm marinara and leftover pasta. As promised," he had captioned, while Reynolds teased, "Dear god, you are a SNACK." Some things never change!