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Ryan Reynolds And Jon Favreau Will ‘Battle For Bonneville’

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 12, 2012 at 5:33PM

Two guys whose careers both took a bit of a bruising in the summer of 2011 with two tentpoles that were critically reviled and underperformed, are teaming up for a project that will hopefully see them reversing their fortunes together.
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Favreau, Ryan Reynolds

Two guys whose careers both took a bit of a bruising in the summer of 2011 with two tentpoles that were critically reviled and underperformed, are teaming up for a project that will hopefully see them reversing their fortunes together.

Production company New Regency is getting ready to put some ink on a contract for "Battle For Bonneville," a project that has Ryan Reynolds ("Green Lantern") attached to star, with Jon Favreau ("Cowboys & Aliens") to direct. The project is a bit different for the pair -- particularly for Favreau who is pretty content in tentpole land -- telling the true story of rivals and brothers, Art and Walt Arfons, who decide to Voltron their skills, build a jet-powered motorcyle and break the land speed record three times. So it's like that scene in "The Master".....but faster.

As is usual with this stuff, this is all wrapped up nicely to present to investors, but lord knows if these guys will stay involved. Reynolds has a busy slate coming up with a role in Atom Egoyan's "Queen of the NIght" set to shoot early next year, with Marjane Satrapi's absurd dark comedy "The Voices" also contending for his attention and gearing up for a 2013 shoot. Meanwhile, Favreau was recently confirmed to helm the big screen version of the hit musical "Jersey Boys" and that's a priority project over at GK Films, and we'd wager it is for him too.

Anyway, just file it away under: Maybe and Could Be Interesting If It Does Happen. [Deadline]

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