Date: 18th October 2021
Ryan Reynolds has announced that he's taking "a little sabbatical from movie making" after wrapping production on his latest project.
The actor took to Instagram on Saturday to share that he had completed work on "Spirited", his upcoming holiday movie for Apple TV Plus. Reynolds had been working on the production since July.
"That's a wrap for me on Spirited. Not sure I'd have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago", Reynolds wrote in his Instagram post. "Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I'm gonna miss every second working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists. These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I've been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both."
Reynolds’ hiatus comes following the release of two 2021 action comedies: Lionsgate sequel Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Free Guy, a major box office hit from director Shawn Levy. He’ll next be seen opposite Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s globetrotting Netflix action pic, Red Notice, which is scheduled for release November 12.
Reynolds also serves as a producer on Spirited, which is a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A Christmas Carol. A premiere date for the Apple pic, from directors Sean Anders and John Morris, has not yet been set.
Source: Press Release