Disney’s “Free Guy” playing only in theatres

Beginning Friday, August 13. Free Guy, a sci-fi action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, is expected to finish first at the American domestic box office.

The PG-13 film is on track to debut to $15 million and $18 million from 4,100 North American theatres, with some projections showing ticket sales could reach $20 million, according to Variety.  

Free Guy is also premiering this weekend in most major overseas markets, excluding China, where it doesn’t have a release date yet.

Produced and directed by Shawn Levy, Free Guy follows the life of Guy, an everyday bank teller who comes to realize that he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game called Free City. He decides to write his own story and become the hero he feels he’s meant to be, before it’s too late.

Reynolds, also a producer on the film, the Disney website says, loved the idea of a character finding his own way: “This really, to me, speaks to a broader kind of spectrum of where we are in the world, and not only that, but how we are in the world.”

The cast also includes Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jodie Comer, and Joe Keery. 

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