FREE GUY Begins Principal Photography in Boston

Production has commenced on FREE GUY, an adventure-comedy from 20th Century Fox starring Ryan Reynolds (DEADPOOL, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU) and directed by Shawn Levy (the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM trilogy, STRANGER THINGS). Shooting in Boston, the film co-stars Jodie Comer (KILLING EVE), Lil Rel Howery (GET OUT), Taika Waititi (AVENGERS: ENDGAME, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), Joe Keery (STRANGER THINGS), and Utkarsh Ambudkar (MULAN).

FREE GUY tells the story of a lonely bank teller who discovers he is actually a background character in the open-world videogame Free City.

FREE GUY is produced by Levy, Reynolds, Greg Berlanti (LOVE, SIMON, RIVERDALE), Sarah Schechter (RIVERDALE, DOOM PATROL), and Adam Kolbrenner (PRISONERS). Dan Levine (ARRIVAL), Mary McLaglen (RED SPARROW), Josh McLaglen (LOGAN), George Dewey and Mike McGrath are executive producers.

Levy’s creative team includes director of photography George Richmond (ROCKETMAN, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE), Emmy Award winning editor Dean Zimmerman (STRANGER THINGS, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM franchise), production designer Ethan Tobman (ROOM, BEAUTIFUL BOY, BEYONCE: LEMONADE) and costume designer Marlene Stewart (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS).

FREE GUY will be released by The Walt Disney Studios on July 3, 2020.

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FREE GUY

Release: July 3, 2020
Director: Shawn Levy
Producers: Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Adam Kolbrenner
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar

 

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Movie Review by Kristin: BIRD BOX

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I’ve been waiting months for BIRD BOX to finally be released on Netflix, so I was excited to curl up on the couch to check it out last night after doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. Because nothing says holiday spirit like a supernatural apocalyptic movie that has you on the edge of your seat for about 2 hours, amiright? My excitement to see this was heightened after seeing some of the feedback on Twitter about it. I definitely went into it with high expectations and it delivered!

No lie, I felt like I needed a Xanax to calm my anxiety throughout most of the movie — ok, all of the movie. My body was tense the whole time and I just couldn’t stop watching. Unfortunately, it’s easy to compare BIRD BOX to A Quiet Place because they both have similar concepts, but this one took the cake for me.

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

BIRD BOX gave me a little bit of what A Quiet Place didn’t. I can’t really pin point exactly what that was, but once the movie was done I didn’t feel like something had been missing. The cast was incredible, the plot was interesting and Sandra Bullock’s performance throughout the movie was probably one of her best performances. (Side note: Why the heck is Trevante Rhodes not being mentioned anywhere? Between BIRD BOX and Moonlight, he deserves a bit more recognition.) One thing that I appreciated in this movie was that viewers never get to see whatever it is that causes the mass suicides once it’s seen. The fear of the unknown is brutal, so I liked that we never really had a physical image to go along with whatever supernatural being was causing this mass terror.

It’s definitely worth the watch.  Douglas (John Malkovich) will make you want to punch your TV screen, Olympia (Danielle Macdonald) will make you want to scream in her face, Felix (Machine Gun Kelly) will make you wonder why his character was even there in the first place if he wasn’t going to be given any significant importance (not that I don’t like MGK), and Mallory (Sandra Bullock) and Tom (Trevante Rhodes) will make you want to be their besties during any apocalyptic situation.

Give it a chance and, as always, let me know your thoughts!

SURVIVE. IN 10 DAYS THE JOURNEY BEGINS. | A new BIRD BOX Trailer has just debuted!

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Bird Box will have exclusive limited theatrical engagements in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London starting December 13.

The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 21 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S., and throughout Europe.

Directed by | Susanne Bier
Written by | Eric Heisserer
Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.
Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF SURVIVAL | BIRD BOX Trailer has just debuted!

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Directed by | Susanne Bier
Written by | Eric Heisserer
Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.
Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

Available on Netflix and in select theatres on December 21!