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Ryan Reynolds Is Taking On the ‘Queen of the Night’

Ryan Reynolds for 'Queen of the Night'
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Our favorite Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds has just finished work on ‘R.I.P.D.’ with co-star Jeff Bridges and will be playing our new Highlander Conner MacLeod, but he’s already looking for more gigs. We’ve just learned that he’s set to star as the lead in director Atom Egoyan’s thriller ‘Queen of the Night.’

“I’m very excited about working with Ryan,” revealed Egoyan. “The richness of [Reynolds'] performances in such diverse films as ‘Buried,’ ‘Safe House’ and romantic fare such as ‘The Proposal’ is extraordinary.”

According to Deadline, the film written by Egoyan and co-scripted with David Fraser focuses on a father (Reynolds) whose daughter was abducted. Eight years later, he finds a series of clues that leads him to believe his daughter, now about 17 years old, is still alive. ‘Queen of the Night’ is being co-produced by Ego Film Arts and The Film Farm.

Also expected to be on Reynold’s large acting plate is the title role in Tim Miller’s ‘Deadpool,’ inspired by the mutant character introduced to the mainstream America in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’ If all goes as planned, Reynolds wills once again play the smart-mouthed mercenary who was described as “the perfect soldier if it wasn’t for that mouth.” Though, Fox has yet to set a production date, what with the upcoming ‘The Wolverine‘ and ‘X-Men: First Class‘ currently in the works.

While it’s true Reynold’s acting resume is broad, we’re interested to see how he takes on the reigns of an emotionally scarred father trying desperately to rescue his flesh and blood. Do you think he’ll succeed? Let us know in the comments.

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