“The Muppets” director James Bobin is in early talks to direct Ryan Reynolds in the movie reboot based on the board game “Clue,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Back in September, TheWrap reported that Jason Bateman was in talks to direct and potentially co-star in the film, but his deal never closed, as the actor had a conflict with his obligations to the Netflix series “Ozark.”
“Clue” is set up at 20th Century Studios and has Reynolds attached to star and produce via his Maximum Effort banner. Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures is also producing.
“Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are writing the script for “Clue,” which is a comedy and murder mystery inspired by the popular board game from Hasbro.
“Clue” was first adapted into a movie in 1985 directed by Jonathan Lynn and starring Tim Curry as a butler leading Col. Mustard, Miss Scarlet and the other characters from the game on a chase to discover which one of them killed Mr. Boddy. Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Lesley Ann Warren also starred in the movie that has since become a cult hit for its dark, slapstick humor.
Bobin last directed Paramount’s family adventure film “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” which earned $120.7 million worldwide on a $49 million budget. He’s represented by UTA.