Ryan Reynolds Hides with Denzel Washington in 'Safe House'
After quite an impressive and intimidating list of actors were named as candidates for a highly coveted role opposite Denzel Washington in the previously unveiled action thriller Safe House, we now have a winner. Deadline reports Ryan Reynolds is in talks to fit the project into his busy schedule after finishing work on the comedy The Change-Up early next year. Reynolds was the frontrunner amongst names like Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf, James McAvoy and Tom Hardy, but this is confirmation that he'll play the young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal (Washington) to safety after both are attacked at the safe house.
Though this is good news for Reynolds, who seems to be racking up projects like crazy, this does not seem good for the Deadpool spin-off waiting in the wings. There are rumblings that Warner Bros is fast tracking a Green Lantern sequel to guarantee he doesn't have time to make Deadpool for Fox in his off-time. Combine that with other projects like R.I.P.D. and it's going to be very hard for a Ryan Reynolds-led Deadpool flick to ever get off the ground in the next couple years. The specifics of Reynolds' deal to star in this are still being negotiated, including when exactly he'll be shooting, so anything could happen, but we'll keep you posted!