Following in the high heels of Robin Williams, Martin Lawrence, Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, Guy Pierce, Johnny Depp and Jack Lemmon, Ryan Reynolds is about to show his feminine side. According to Variety, the comedy actor will go from the tight pants of “Deadpool” and “The Green Lantern” to real tights in a new untitled cross-dressing comedy for Working TItle.
Described as a “dude in drag” comedy, the story line will find Reynolds as a man who must disguise himself as a woman to win his girlfriend back. Why exactly he needs to do this dressed in female attire is unclear, but you can bet they’ll figure out a way to have a montage to “Sister’s Are Doing It For Themselves” somewhere in there just for kicks.
Reynolds, who recently hosted “Saturday Night Live,” will have sometime to mentally prepare for the role as it’s nowhere close to production. Allan Loeb, who has had a busy few years writing screenplays for “21,” “Things We Lost in the Fire,” “The Baster” and “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” still needs to complete the screenplay for the project and no director is attached as of press time. In the meantime, Reynolds will concentrate on battling evil in Martin Campbell’s “The Green Lantern” and continue to develop the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” spinoff “Deadpool.”