Free Guy release date in India is now out. The action-comedy movie is coming to theatres in the country in English and Hindi on September 17. Starring Canadian actor and film producer Ryan Reynolds, Free Guy was initially released in theatres in the US on August 13 — following its premier at the 74th annual Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland on August 10. The India release date of Free Guy comes just weeks after the announcement of its sequel Free Guy 2.
Directed by Shawn Levy, Free Guy made a remarkable box office entry earlier this month. The Reynolds-starrer garnered $51 million (roughly Rs. 372.31 crores) on its opening weekend from 43 markets worldwide, excluding India. In the following days, it has continued this successful run, hitting almost $180 million by August 31.
Alongside 44-year-old Reynolds who portrays Guy and Dude, Free Guy’s cast includes Jodie Comer as Millie Rusk/ Molotov Girl, Joe Keery as Walter “Keys” McKeys, Lil Rel Howery as Buddy, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mouser, Taika Waititi as Antwan, Britne Oldford as Barista, Camille Kostek as Bombshell, and Matty Cardarople as Keith.
Some of the video gaming world’s influencers also drop in for cameos, including Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott, Seán William “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Daniel “DanTDM” Middleton.
The storyline of Free Guy is set inside an open-world game developed by Soonami Games. It follows a non-player character (NPC) and bank teller Guy (Reynolds) who leads a sorrowful life. But after he is granted player powers thanks to new code, he discovers his world is just a playground and is about to be shut down.
While announcing the box office records of Free Guy shortly after its worldwide release earlier this month, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios revealed the development of Free Guy 2. Release date and other details about the sequel are yet to be announced, though.