Like Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick, Ryan Reynolds is looking to make a killing with a reboot of Clue–the movie based on the murder mystery board game. Now, after losing Jason Bateman as a potential director, the film is reportedly in talks with someone new to helm the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Bobin, best known as the director of The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted films, is in talks to join the movie. Bobin is also the co-creator of Flight of the Conchords, alongside Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, as well as the director of 2019’s criminally underrated Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
Per THR, Bateman was originally signed on to direct and star in the movie, alongside Reynolds. Now he’ll do neither. According to Variety, that’s due to scheduling conflicts with Ozark, the Netflix series on which Bateman stars and executive produces. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind the Deadpool and Zombieland franchises, are still working on the Clue script.
Little else is known about Clue at this point. Neither a cast nor a release date have been announced. The original film, released in 1985, was a satirical take on the board game starring, among others, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, and Eileen Brenneman. Much like the game itself, the film has more than one potential outcome. There were three different endings that varied, depending on which theater you saw the movie in. While it flopped at the box office, the original Clue has gone on to become a cult classic.
Reynolds will next be seen in Free Guy, a movie set in an open-world video game, where the actor plays a non-player character that suddenly becomes self-aware thanks to a new piece of code. That films hits theaters on July 3.
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