Ryan Reynolds to star in Tim Miller's Deadpool

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Dec 05, 2014 15:55 IST

Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal with Fox for the titular role in the upcoming project Deadpool.

The film which is being produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, would be helmed by Tim Miller, who has done strong visual effects work through his VFX house Blur Films and had been developing the film for several years, Deadline.com reported.

The title character had originated in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where Reynolds first made an appearance as Wade Wilson, a smart-mouthed mercenary with terminal cancer, who undergoes military experiments in an attempt to replicate Wolverine's mutant healing factor.

The movie, which was penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and would begin production in March, has been tentatively scheduled to be released in February 2016.

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