After Sandra Bullock shared a titillating kiss with “Proposal” co-star Ryan Reynolds’ wife, Scarlett Johansson, at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, the two will reteam for “Most Wanted,” a new action comedy from Universal Pictures.
Based on a pitch from “Proposal” screenwriter Pete Chiarelli, “Most Wanted” tells the story of a criminal suspect (Bullock) who is apprehended and escorted to a court hearing by an FBI agent (Reynolds). On their way to court, the two are attacked in an ambush and are ultimately forced to go on the run. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Most Wanted” will strike a similar tone to “Midnight Run,” Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin’s 1988 comedy about a bounty hunter (De Niro) tasked with hunting down a mob accountant (Grodin).
In addition to Bullock, Reynolds and Chiarelli, other members from the “Proposal” creative team joining up for “Most Wanted” include director Anne Fletcher and producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Reynolds is also executive-producing the movie alongside his Dark Trick Films partner Jonathan Komack-Martin.
“Most Wanted” marks Bullock’s first major casting announcement since winning an Academy Award for “The Blind Side.” Reynolds, on the other hand, has been quite busy: The actor is currently shooting a role as cocky fighter pilot-turned-superhero Hal Jordan in director Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern,” based on the DC Comics series of the same name. He’s also committed to “Deadpool,” 20th Century Fox’s spinoff of last year’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and “R.I.P.D.,” based on the Dark Horse comics series about an undead police department. Additionally, Reynolds is slated to film “The Change-Up” alongside “Up in the Air” actor Jason Bateman.
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