A-list movie stars regularly get input on the scripts for the movies they star in. And sometimes, a star’s input can elevate a story to the next level. According to screenwriter Matt Lieberman, that was the case with “Free Guy” and its star, Ryan Reynolds.
In “Free Guy,” Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, a non-playable character in a popular open world video game called “Free City.” Guy slowly realizes that his reality is entirely virtually created. When he discovers that the game’s creator, Antwan (Taika Waititi), is trying to monetize the game by steering it in a violent direction, Guy teams up with Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer), the coder who initially created Free City, to take control of the city by completing missions peacefully.
Some of the credit is definitely due to the strong script. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, here’s what Lieberman said about Ryan Reynolds’s input in the writing process.