FILM NEWS: Ryan Reynolds new film ‘Free Guy’ to premiere in North Wales
Disney Free Guy
Ryan Reynolds, the Hollywood actor who owns Wrexham AFC will play lead in Disney's new comedy ' Free Guy '
As a special nod to Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership of Wrexham Football Club, Disney has commissioned a private premiere of the film to take place here in the town, at the Odeon on 10 August, ahead of its official release in cinemas on 13 August a few days later.
The action comedy also stars Killing Eve's Jodie Comer as well as Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi.
The special event in Wrexham will be invite-only for frontline emergency service workers and charities, including Nightingale House Hospice and Blood Bikes.
he film is a story of the open world video game Free City, in which Guy (Reynolds) works as a bank teller. Thanks to a program developed by programmers inserted into Free City by the publisher – Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.
Speaking about the event, Leader of Wrexham Council, Cllr Mark Pritchard said; “We’re all delighted and its fantastic news that Disney have considered Wrexham for this one-off event and I’m sure many of us are looking forward to watching the film and starting to safely enjoy more leisure events now that restrictions are easing further here in Wales.
“Despite Ryan or Rob not having had chance to visit Wrexham yet – I know we’re all going to give them a great welcome when that day finally arrives.
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