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Amazon is preparing to produce a movie starring Ryan Reynolds about the life of John Candy


John Candy Canadian Actor

Amazon Prime Video is in negotiations to produce a new movie directed by Colin Hanks, and the movie, which has not been named yet, is supposed to star Ryan Reynolds, who plays the role of the late artist John Candy, and the expected movie will be produced by Amazon alongside George Dewey, through the company. Produce its own Maximum Efort.

The film explores the life and legacy of the famous humorist Candy, who died of a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 43, but insiders say the film will go beyond the character and delve into the inner life Candy was hiding, with the full support of Rose, Candy's widow, and their two children, Jane and Chris. .

“Hanks will use never-before-seen home videos, archives, and family interviews to explore the late man,” says the report. Candy was one of the most sought-after comedy stars of the 1980s and early 1990s, appearing in films such as “The Great Outdoors” and “Planes.” , Trains and Automobiles", "Uncle Buck" and "Cool Runnings".

Colin Hanks' directing career

And as reported in Variety, Colin Hanks, best known for the "Jumanji" movies and Emmy-nominated FX's "Fargo," has solidified his directing career in recent years, directing films such as Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis. (Our Friends)", "All Things Must Pass", and TV series such as "For 3030".

Ryan Reynolds Film Productions

Ryan Reynolds boasts an active production career on several of his star vehicles like "Deadpool" and "Free Guy" but has recently begun moving into the non-fiction space as an executive producer on docuseries.

Representing Colin Hanks in the Amazon deal UTA Inc., MGMT Entertainment and the law firm Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver Thompson, Reynolds is handled by WME, Sloane, Offer and Weber & Dern.

John Candy 

Canadian comedian who is primarily known for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame in the 1970s as a member of the Toronto chapter of the Second City and its sketch comedy series. He rose to prominence with roles in 1980s comedies such as Stripes, Splash, Little Shop of Horrors, Planes, Trains, Cars, Spaceballs, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, and Cool Runnings. He was also known for supporting roles in The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Home Alone, and had dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK.

In addition to his work as an actor, he was co-owner of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Toronto Argonauts, and the team won the 1991 Gray Cup under his ownership. Candy passed away in 1994 at the age of 43. His last two appearances in Wagons East and Canadian Bacon were dedicated to his memory.

Candy was born on October 31, 1950, in Toronto and grew up in Newmarket, Ontario.The son of Sidney James Candy (1920–1955) and Evangeline (née Aker; 1916–2009) Candy, he was brought up in a working-class Catholic family. His childhood home was 217 Woodville Ave in East York, Ontario.Candy's mother was of Polish descent. 19  His father died of complications of heart disease at age 35 in 1955 when John was five years old.

Candy attended Neil McNeil Catholic High School where he played Offensive Tackle on the school’s football team. Candy originally aspired to become a professional football player but a knee injury in his high school football career prevented him from pursuing the sport. He later enrolled in Centennial College to study journalism, and then went to McMaster University. He started acting while at college.