Deadline is reporting that Ryan Reynolds is set to star in Atom Egoyan’s upcoming psychological thriller titled Queen Of The Night. The story, which was written by Egoyan and scripted by David Fraser, will see the actor playing a father who “discovers a series of disturbing clues eight years after his daughter is abducted, a trail that leads him to believe the now 17-year old girl is alive.”
“I’m very excited about working with Ryan,” Egoyan said. “The richness of [Reynolds'] performances in such diverse films as Buried, Safe House and romantic fare such as The Proposal is extraordinary.”
The film is set to start shooting next February in Ontario and as of now, no other casting announcements have been made.
“Egoyan is a provocative filmmaker [whose] films demand that we face what is most complex in our own psyches,” said Reynolds. Chloe, Felicia’s Journey and The Sweet Hereafter all possess the unique and careful touch of a true artist. I look forward to collaborating with him on this project and having an opportunity to observe his innovative directing style first hand.”
Being a big fan of Egoyan, I’m happy to see him delving back into the psychological thriller genre, as it’s one that he’s familiar with and excels at. Reynolds’ involvement is exciting too. The actor is starting to build up a resume of strong roles and the last time he did a psychological thriller was with Buried, which turned out pretty well.
So, all things considered, I think Queen of the Night seems pretty promising and hopefully it turns out well, I’m always down to see a good psychological thriller.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more on Queen of the Night.