Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard

Lionsgate Films

This somehow sounds perfect for Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds has been gold for 20th Century Fox as Deadpool, and he was just announced to star in the studio's upcoming sci-fi action comedy "Free Guy."

The film will be directed by "Stranger Things" director/producer Shawn Levy, with the script by Matt Lieberman. Reynolds and Levy are also on board as producers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Free Guy" follows a background character who realizes he’s living in a video game. "With the help of an avatar, he tries to prevent the makers of the game from shutting down his world."

Don't let them wreck-it, Ralph!

THR said Fox picked this up as a spec script in 2016. Now it's finally happening.

Ryan Reynolds has been on such an interesting trajectory since landing "Deadpool." He done action films like "The Hitman's Bodyguard" and the upcoming "6 Underground," sci-fi like "Life," and the upcoming "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu" movie. And he's producing an adult version of "Home Alone" called "Stoned Alone." And now we can add "Free Guy."

Stay tuned for a "Free Guy" release date from Fox.

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