Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy Team for Action Comedy 'Free Guy'

Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy are teaming for Free Guy, a sci-fi action-comedy set up at 20th Century Fox.

Reynolds is attached to star in the project which Levy, the director known for Fox's Night at the Museum movies (among other titles) and executive producer of Stranger Things, will helm.

Written by Matt Lieberman, the story centers on a background character who realizes he’s living in a video game. With the help of an avatar, he tries to prevent the makers of the game from shutting down his world.

The studio picked up the project as a spec script in 2016.

Reynolds and Levy will also produce, joining Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter as well as Adam Kolbrenner. Reynolds will produce via his Maximum Effort label, while Levy will produce via 21 Laps.

George Dewey is executive producing.