Dearly departed comedian John Candy is going to be onscreen like never before. Ryan Reynolds and Colin Hanks (Tom Hanks‘ son) are working on a film of the late great comedian. Additionally, the duo have been granted access to all kinds of unseen footage and home movies from Candy’s family.
Reynold’s tweeted about the project being in production, because John Candy happened to be trending on Twitter.
John’s children Christopher and Jennifer Candy confirmed the project, and said they were also excited for the film. It’s usually a good sign when the family is on board with a documentary. We’re expecting this to be great, but also taking heed to Reynolds’ warning that there will be tears.
Reynolds is working with Hanks under their Maximum Effort banner. A production company that states they make movies at the amusement of Ryan Reynolds. Since Reynolds is also a Canadian born actor/comedian much like John Candy was, we can expect a heartfelt tribute to him. Candy passed away in 1994, due to cardiac arrest while sleeping. He was filming “Wagons East” when it happened.
If you don’t remember John Candy’s work, check out “Splash,” “Stripes,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Uncle Buck,” and “Home Alone.” And if you want to just hear him talk, throw on a couple episodes of “Bobby’s World.”