Los Angeles, Sep 29 (PTI) “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds is all set to play the lead in sci-fi comedy “Free Guy”. Also Read - 10 Best TV Series on Netflix India To Watch in April 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The film will be directed by Shawn Levy, best known for helming “Night at the Museum” series and executive producing hit Netflix show “Stranger Things”. Also Read - Netizens Begin Meme Fest After Mahabharat Makes a Comeback on Doordarshan, Check Hilarious Tweets Here

The story, penned by Matt Lieberman, follows a background character who realizes he is 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. Also Read - Mr Mooney From Netflix' You, Mark Blum, Dies of Coronavirus at 69 in New York

Reynolds, 41, will also produce the project under his banner Maximum Effort, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, reported Deadline.

The actor, who most recently starred in “Deadpool 2”, is currently shooting for Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” for Netflix. He is also lending his voice for Legendary’s “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu”.

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