Ryan Reynolds Set to Star in and Produce ‘Boy Band’ for Paramount

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is teaming up with Shawn Levy yet again for the upcoming comedy Boy Band.

Reynolds will star in and produce, under his Maximum Effort banner, the project for Paramount Pictures. He also originated the film’s story and co-wrote the movie along with Jesse Andrews, the writer behind Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

Levy will also produce under his 21 Laps Entertainment company. Additionally, he could also direct the film, though nothing has been made official as of yet as scheduling will be the determining factor.

What We Currently Know About Boy Band

Boy Band is currently marked as pre-production on IMDB Pro. And Reynolds is hoping to begin filming either late 2023 or early 2024. Details on the film’s plot are being kept under tight wraps, but the project is being described as a “boy band reunion movie.”

Will Ferrell has also signed onto the project. Ferrell and Reynolds recently starred together in the Apple TV+ Christmas flick Spirited, which required a number of song and dance sequences for the actors.

In December, Apple TV+ announced that Spirited had become the most popular Apple Original Films title on the streaming service ever.

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in Spirited
Photo Credit: Apple TV+

Ryan Reynolds Says Musicals Are Far More Challenging Than Superhero Movies

Ryan Reynolds, 46, had previously noted that working on a musical was far more challenging than his work in Deadpool.

“Training for a superhero movie is something I’ve been doing since I was 20 and I’m 46 now. It’s second nature to me. Doing a fight sequence is in my bones. I memorize them very fast,” Reynolds confesses. “I can make a mistake and use that mistake to my advantage in the moment. Whereas dancing, if I make one mistake, I completely fall apart. I don’t know if I would [make a musical] again. I don’t think so.”

“They’re such vastly different disciplines. When you haven’t spent your life at a craft like song and dance, you’re just always playing catch-up,” Reynolds adds. “Thank god we have 15, 20, 30, 50 takes to get it right!”


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