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FREE GUY Directed by Shawn Levy Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi Buddy, if we’re not real, doesn’t that mean that nothing you do matters? - Guy A bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. The movie is set in a fictional, intra-video-game locale called Free City. Its teaser trailer opens with an establishing shot of what is visibly Pittsburgh, however, and its remainder appears to have been filmed in the Boston area. Local landmarks such as Faneuil Hall and the State Street complex are clearly visible. According the Hollywood Reporter, famous You Tube gamer celebrities made cameo roles in the film. Gamer stars like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, and Lannan ‘LazerBeam’Eacott appear as themselves while Sean ‘Septiceye’ McLoughlin voices the video game character Q*bert in a scene where Guy and Molotov get him from a download. Alex Trebeck’s final cameo in a movie. Once released, the film will be dedicated in loving memory of him. The film was originally scheduled to be released on July 3rd 2020 but was delayed to December 11th 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 5th, 2020, the film was postponed indefinitely. YouTuber and acclaimed actor Charlie White Jr. was offered a cameo for this movie, but declined the offer. NPC is short for non-playing character, in computer games. Alternatively known as Non-Player Character, signifying that the character is computer code, rather than being controlled by a human. Director Shawn Levy’s first movie to be filmed in Panavision (anamorphic). Originality s the film’s strongest point.

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