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Free Guy: everything you need to know about Jodie Comer’s new movie

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The Killing Eve star is trading Villanelle’s assassin credentials for a brand new role in an action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, and we have all the details about the film for you.

Watch out world, Jodie Comer is coming for you.

The actor has just finished filming on her first post-Killing Eve project and it’s a doozy. Come 2020, Comer will be starring alongside none other than Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy, an action thriller set in a video game world that is about to be shut down by its programmers.

Reynolds plays one of the game’s unwitting background players who becomes aware that his whole existence is part of the game. He tries to plead with the programmers to save his world, which leads us to Comer. The actor plays Molotov Girl, the game’s original architect who has had her creation taken away from her, and she’ll do just about anything to get control of it back.

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Here is everything you need to know about Free Guy

What is the plot of Free Guy?

Free Guy is set inside a video game that is about to be shut down by its programmers. Guy (Reynolds), a bank teller in the game who becomes conscious of his potential fate, tries to save his world with the help of Molotov Girl (Comer), the game’s original programmer.

The movie filmed over the past few months in Boston, with Comer jetting back and forth between the US and the UK. “I am tired, but it’s self-inflicted,” Comer told the Guardian. “I can’t complain that I’m being overworked.” 

Who stars in Free Guy?

Reynolds and Comer lead the cast, which also includes a brace of gifted comedians including Lil Rel Howery, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Stranger Things’ Joe Keery. Howery plays Reynolds’ best friend while Keery will take on the role of another programmer with his own secret agenda.

Reynolds has spoken on Instagram about how proud he is of the film. “Holy shit, I love this movie. I want to flash-fry it and inject it straight into your eyeballs,” he wrote, which is Reynolds for “I think this film is pretty great”. 

Who is the director of Free Guy?

Shaun Levy is directing Free Guy. The filmmaker is known for perfecting the balance between action and comedy in his hit films, which have included the three Night at the Museum movies, Tina Fey’s Date Night and Cheaper by the Dozen.

More recently, though, Levy has been the main director on the first three seasons of Stranger Things alongside the show’s creators. It’s no wonder, then, that Levy has brought Joe Keery – who plays the sweetly heroic Steve Harrington on the Netflix show – onto Free Guy in a starring role. 

Is there a trailer for Free Guy?

Not yet. We’ll keep you updated when it’s released.

What is the release date of Free Guy?

Free Guy will be in cinemas on 3 July in the US and the UK. 

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Hannah-Rose Yee is a writer, podcaster and recent Australian transplant in London. You can find her on the internet talking about pop culture, food and travel.

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