Free Guy is an action film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi.
In the action comedy Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds discovers that he is not a bank employee at all, but a character in a video game.
Free Guy (2021) Movie Info
Rating: PG-13 (Language|Crude/Suggestive References|Strong Fantasy Violence)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Original Language: English
Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti, Adam Kolbrenner
Writer: Matt Lieberman, Zak Penn
Release Date (Theaters): Aug 13, 2021 wide
Runtime: 1h 55m
Production Co: Maximum Effort, Twentieth Century Fox, Berlanti Productions, 21 Laps Entertainment, Lit Entertainment Group
Current Trailer for Free Guy
Free Guy | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios
FREE GUY Official Trailer (2020) Ryan Reynolds, Superhero Movie HD
Complete Storyline and information about Free Guy
Guy (Ryan Reynolds) lives in Free City and works there as a bank teller. All his days look the same, but that doesn’t mean his life is boring, because robberies, violence and explosions are the order of the day here. He’s gotten used to it. Still, he sometimes wonders if there isn’t something more.
Only when he meets Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer) does his wish finally come true. Maybe even too true: Because Guy has to learn from her that he is an NPC: a non-player character in a video game. Because Free City is in fact an open-world game.
The shock is followed by Guy’s discovery and acting out of his free will. He is also increasingly attracted to Molotov Girl, who is a real person, is actually named Millie, and has her own agenda in the video game with her buddy Keys (Joe Keery). Suddenly, Free City publisher Antwan (Taika Waititi) threatens to shut down the out-of-control world. But then what would happen to all the NPCs, including Guy?
Background & Info on Free Guy
Free Guy was on the Black List of most popular unfilmed screenplays in 2016 and was finally shot in 2019 by Nights at the Museum director Shawn Levy in Boston’s Financial District as well as other cities in Massachusetts, among others. Originally conceived for 20th Century Fox, the film migrated to Disney after the acquisition.
Free Guy was originally scheduled to hit theaters in June 2020. However, in the Corona pandemic, the release kept getting delayed, so it was finally released more than a year later, in August 2021.
With an eye on its subject matter and target audience, the Free Guy film brought on board U.S. YouTube gamer celebrities such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, and Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott for guest appearances. (ES)