Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh to Star in Skydance, Apple Presents 'Mayday'

Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh to Star in Skydance, Apple Presents ‘Mayday’

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Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh are teaming up for First of Maya feature that comes from Apple Original Films and Skydance.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley wrote the script ahead of the writers’ strike and will produce and direct the project. The duo most recently at the helm Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves for Paramount, and are also known for directing the action comedy Games night and penning Spider-Man: Homecoming, among other projects. Their new feature film is described as an action-adventure film, but the logline is being kept under lock and key.

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First of May will be produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Reynolds, Ashley Fox, Johnny Pariseau and Patrick Gooing will produce for Maximum Effort. Carin Sage will supervise for Skydance.

The project is part of Skydance’s first-look deal with Apple, which has already resulted in action comedy Chris Evans-Ana de Armas Ghostand Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming film The Family Plan and the groundbreaking The Gorge, starring Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Goldstein and Daley are represented by CAA, Fourth Wall Management and Hansen, Jacobson.

Reynolds, woh is currently filming Deadpool 3, is represented by WME and Sloane, Offer. He previously partnered with Apple for the holiday movie Humorous.

Branagh, who appears in Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer by the end of the summer, it is represented by WME and Berwick & Kovacik and Gochman Law Group.

Expiration first reported the news.