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Oren Uziel to Write 20th Century Studios’ ‘Clue’ Movie

Hot off his work on this year’s hit comedy The Lost City, screenwriter Oren Uziel has been tapped to rewrite 20th Century Studios’ Clue, Deadline has learned.

The movie, which is set to star Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy) was previously written by Deadpool writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. James Bobin (Percy Jackson) is currently attached to direct. Reynolds will produce the project Maximum Effort production label, Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro is also producing.

Clue, released in 1985 was a comedy based on the board game, which involves players figuring out which of the guests at a mansion murdered someone, with which murder weapon, and in which room. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. Lynn worked on the script with John Landis. Clue starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren. The film had one of three possible endings, and different theaters received different ones. All were included on the home video release. Though the film didn’t do well in its run a the box office, only making $14,643,997 in domestic sales, it has become a cult classic.

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