That’s how Ryan Reynolds wants it.
The prolific A-lister has lined up feature comedy Boy Band at Paramount, which reunites him once again with regular collaborator Shawn Levy.
Reynolds will both star in and produce the film, which he also co-wrote with Jesse Andrews, who previously contributed to the writing of Disney Animation’s Luca and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Reynolds, who created the story, will produce it through his Maximum Effort label, which is affiliated with Paramount.
The movie is being eyed by Levy, who is also producing through his 21 Laps Entertainment, as a potential directorial vehicle, but the schedule would be a deciding factor. Levy and Reynolds have collaborated on a number of films, such as The Adam Project and Free Guy, and they are presently preparing for Deadpool 3, which will shoot in London this spring. Boy Band could potentially be scheduled for a fall 2023 or early 2024 shoot, according to Reynolds.
The project’s specifics are being kept under wraps, however, it can be categorized as a movie about a boy band reunion. The Peacock series Girls5eva is a remarkable example of how the reunion of musical acts from the late 1990s or early 2000s has proven to be rich material for humor.
It’s unclear what role Reynolds would play, but he’s already proven he can sing and dance in Spirited, Apple’s holiday film that debuted late last year and featured Reynolds and co-star Will Ferrell performing a number of musical songs.