Ryan Reynolds to star in Atom Egoyan thriller 'Queen of the Night'
'Safe House' actor will play a father searching for his abducted daughter
Ryan Reynolds is giving the indie-film circuit another go.
Following recent mainstream star-vehicle disappointments like "Green Lantern" and "The Change-Up" (Reynold's "Safe House" co-star Denzel Washington was undoubtedly the major factor in that film's box-office success), the actor has signed on to topline psychological thriller "Queen of the Night" for Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan. The plot centers on a man who picks up the search for his long-missing daughter after coming across "disturbing clues" that lead him to believe she's still alive.
The film is scheduled to begin production in Ontario next February, according to scoop-getter Deadline.
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Egoyan also offered words of praise for his new lead actor.
“I’m very excited about working with Ryan,” said the director. “The richness of [Reynolds'] performances in such diverse films as Buried, Safe House and romantic fare such as The Proposal is extraordinary.”
Reynolds was last seen in a cameo in Seth McFarlane's comedy blockbuster "Ted" and will next appear in the action-comedy "R.I.P.D." opposite Jeff Bridges. Egoyan, meanwhile, just wrapped on "Devil's Knot," a drama based on the notorious West Memphis Three case. That film stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.
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