Ryan Reynolds is best known for comedy and action roles, but he’s actually had more dramatic parts than you might have realised. Now he’s got a part that will really test his acting chops as Deadline reports Reynolds has joined The Woman in Gold, alongside Helen Mirren and Daniel Bruhl.
Mirren will play Maria Altmann, a real-life Jewish WWII survivor who took action against the Austrian government to retrieve several Gustav Klimt paintings she believed had been looted from her family. The title refers to the most famous of those paintings.
Ryan Reynolds is set be her attorney, with Daniel Bruhl as the lawyer arguing the other side of the case.
My Week with Marilyn’s Simon Curtis is directing from a script by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Film is slated to begin this May.