‘Mayday’: Ryan Reynolds And Kenneth Branagh To Star In Action-Adventure Film From ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Duo

Well, this is an unexpected pairing, and it’s not Apple and Skydance who have been kicking ass together for a while. It’s Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh, who are set to star in the action-adventure film Mayday. Even better, the film has Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein aboard to direct.

Details on the plot are being held back for now, but the original pitch is by Daley and Goldstein. As for the screenplay, it was completed before the WGA strike so won’t be affected by that. The project had been developing at Skydance for the past year before Apple came along.

It was Reynolds’ interest in the project that got it moving back in April. He previously worked with Apple on the holiday musical, Spirited, and with Skydance on The Adam Project, both big streaming hits. It’s possible that Mayday will be next for Reynolds after he wraps up Deadpool 3.

As for Branagh, he’ll be seen next in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, followed by his latest Agatha Christie mystery, A Haunting in Venice, which arrives in September. [Deadline]

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